We are Naked and Call Each Other Du

What else could this post be about, except for the German proclivity for public nudity. Americans find this to be peculiar. But does that have more to say about American prudery than anything else? I think so.

It may be time for someone to write a history of nudity. Not of the nude in art. Sir Kenneth Clark already did that,  and you can buy his work for $50 in paperback-I am talking about attitudes towards the exposed human body detached from sex.

More than one hundred years ago in Europe, some promoted public nudity as a way to find a more healthy and balanced connection to nature. This idea still resonates in Germany. though it is under assault. CityLabs discusses the issues.

Most regretfully, our digital culture appears to be spreading the least enlightened view.

Tant pis!


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