s kitsch okay to consume? Solomon and Harries hold opposing views regarding kitsch. Solomon argues that it is perfectly appropriate to consume kitsch art, especially given that the academy’s critique of kitsch boils down to an attack on the emotions and so ought to be rejected. Harries, on the other hand, argues that there is a legitimate reason to be “afraid” of kitsch, namely, that the widespread demand for and appreciation of kitsch reveals a deeper existential crisis plaguing us ‘moderns,’ i.e., a ‘value-vacuum’ whose roots can be traced to the rise and prominence of the rationalist tradition. In your view, which account is correct (if either)?