The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known Online

The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known (TRO) is the biweekly international periodical of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, published since 1973. It explains what is happening in the world, and in people—in you.

The Right Of contains essays, poems, and lectures by Eli Siegel and articles by Aesthetic Realism teachers and students. In every issue there is an editorial commentary by Ellen Reiss, whom Eli Siegel appointed the Aesthetic Realism Chairman of Education. With scholarship and humanity, she has continued Mr. Siegel's work, together with many others.

See Current Issues of The Right Of by clicking on this link.

See the Eli Siegel's Works Online -- a Bibliography in Progress


diamondCurrent: The most recent issues of TRO: the current news and happenings in people's lives join events in history, and moving works of literature.
diamondNational Ethics: What honest criteria can we use to be good critics of ethics on the national and international levels?
  diamondAesthetic Realism Itself: Eli Siegel's explanation of Aesthetic Realism as a study in three parts:1. Liking the World; 2. The Opposites; and 3. The Meaning of Contempt. diamondMind: The way Aesthetic Realism sees mind differs from every other approach in the importance it gives to how an individual sees the world.
diamondLiterature / Poetry: Discussing many great works of poetry and prose. Criticism, wrote Eli Siegel compactly, is showing "a good thing as good, a bad thing as bad, and a middling thing as middling."
diamondLove:  How Aesthetic Realism describes the purpose of love—"to like the world honestly through another person." Discussion of what interferes with having real love—today and in history.
diamondRacism—the Cause & Solution: The Aesthetic Realism understanding of contempt as the cause of racism, and the place of aesthetics in respecting, pleasurably, people different from oneself.
diamondThe Economy: Why our economic system has failed to meet the needs of the American people, and the Aesthetic Realism understanding of good will as the basis for successful and fair economics
  diamondEducation: The success of the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method in having students learn to read and write—learn science, social studies, art, every subject—and be kinder, less angry, less prejudiced. diamondEli Siegel Day in Baltimore: Talks given on August 16, 2002, Eli Siegel's Centenary, placing Mr. Siegel and Aesthetic Realism, his work, in terms of world culture and history.
diamondArt: "Aesthetic Realism sees the purpose of art as, from the beginning, the liking of the world more..."
diamondContents: All Issues Online. This table of contents (site map) lists all issues of TRO online.

TRO additions to the Online archives in 2006-2007 are:

Aesthetic Realism Foundation online Selected Resources online

The most comprehensive source of information about Aesthetic Realism is the website of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation—and the sites connected to it, including this one.

You can start, for instance, at the Foundation's home page. Then, go on to biographical information about Eli Siegel, who founded Aesthetic Realism in 1941.

You will see how the education he began teaching in those years continues now in Aesthetic Realism consultations and in public dramatic presentations and seminars at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation—as well as in the Foundation's Outreach Programs for seniors, young people, libraries, teachers.

Meanwhile the dramatically effective Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method has enabled students in the schools of New York to learn, to love learning, and to pass standardized examinations for three decades.

And artists since 1955 have exhibited at the Terrain Gallery for which many have written commentaries (including on their own works), based on the philosophic principles of Aesthetic Realism.

You can read about Ellen Reiss, the Class Chairman of Aesthetic Realism online, as well as about every person on the faculty of the Foundation.

And In the Aesthetic Realism Online Library, you'll find the largest single repositary of reviews, articles in the press, lectures, poetry; and The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known.

In 2002, Eli Siegel' s centenary, the Governor of Maryland and the Mayor of Baltimore, the city where he grew up, wrote on the meaning to America of Aesthetic Realism and its founder. So did the former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, in the U.S. Congressional Record.

Persons in nearly every profession—the humanities, the arts, education, the social sciences, medicine—have written on the value of Aesthetic Realism. They describe the way Aesthetic Realism teaches people how to understand themselves more accurately; how the ability to see meaning in other people is enhanced; how one's professional attainments are augmented. For example, language arts teacher Leila Rosen writes on the Aesthetic Realism teaching method. Anthropologist Arnold Perey writes on the way Aesthetic Realism opposes prejudice and improves international understanding. And there are many others.

Historically, new knowledge has often been met unjustly. This was true about the new, innovative thought of Louis Pasteur and John Keats, Beethoven and William Lloyd Garrison, Jonas Salk and Isaac Newton. And it has been true about Aesthetic Realism. Documenting and opposing this, the website "Friends of Aesthetic Realism — Countering the Lies," written by more than 60 individuals, refutes the falsehoods of the few persons who have attacked Aesthetic Realism and lets the facts speak for themselves.

People who want to express their opinion of Aesthetic Realism, and have the knowledge to back it up, have created blogs and websites and have written numerous articles. See, for example, composer and educator Edward Green; essayist Lynette Abel; photographer Len Bernstein; teachers Anne Richards, Christopher Balchin, and Alan Shapiro. Others are listed in "What People Are Saying."

The education of Aesthetic Realism enables a person to understand oneself more exactly than has been possible before, and to like the world honestly, authentically.

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