The End Of Power Analysis

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In the present day, power is usually seen as an intimidating force. Art, in contrast, is abstract and is seen as a force of expression. In his novel Wall and Piece, world-renowned graffiti artist Bansky states “Painting something that defies the law of the land is good. Painting something that defies the law of the land and the law of gravity at the same time is ideal.” (Bansky) Bansky’s quote, ironically, also relates to the theory of power and its connection to art. Although both abstract, art and power is seen as more of a comparison than stark differences. However, what people may have not noticed is that some subtle messages of modern day problems can be seen through older paintings and theories. Currently, bureaucratic policies…show more content…
In “The End of Power”, Naim states that power is shifting to three different kinds of trends; the More Revolution, the Mobility Revolution, and the Mentality Revolution. This causes people to be more independent and harder for authority to control. Naim even states, “As people become more prosperous and mobile, they are harder to control and more apt to question authority.” (Naim,1) Naim’s main message actually provides Hallowell’s painting interesting context. Even though his main theme is good vs. evil, the dragon represents bureaucratic authority and Saint Michael can represent the common people rebelling against it. Saint Michael is seen overpowering the dragon, which connects with what Naim is saying in his article. In his article, he states that common people and micropowers are actually overpowering authority by using the three revolutions he stated. For example, in the article Naim analyzes the phenomenon of micropowers; “Micropowers should be aberrations. Because they lack scale, coordination, resources, and a preexisting reputation, they should not even make it into the game, or at least they should be quickly squashed or absorbed by a dominant rival. But the reverse is increasingly true: The micropowers are beating the megaplayers.” (Naim,1) Basically, micropowers should be nonexistent due to its size and resources, but somehow are challenging
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