> But aren't there people who describe boxing as beautiful.
I sit (at my laptop) corrected! You are right - thoughI personally don't
agree, there are people who find boxing beautiful, and maybe even some of
those scary, violent movies.
> Which raises another issue: how can I understand why
> someone would say something is beautiful that I find disgusting?
I guess that's why I overlooked the boxing part.
> Is that why we have so few public projects
Well, during the New Deal the government, through the WPA, funded many
public projects including a lot of art.