"If we're going to reject all the writers who have unlovely, untimely, or unworthy views that inflect their writing, what will be left? Dale Carnegie and Shel Silverstein? No, I think we will have to be content with learning from the unworthy. And often the first thing we will learn is that the universe is not here to please us. It is unfortunately chock full of people who aren't particularly nice."Against Art in Politics, and Against Politics in Art (The Atlantic).