Thanks, but we don’t need an arts czar: Jeff Jacoby’s column of 2/8/09

Background.  Jacoby argues that art is fundamentally important to society, but that government support of the arts is not a good idea.

 

Dear Jeff,

I’ll keep this short since I don’t have much to add.  I agree with you.  When government decides how the arts get funded, it opens it up to politicization in ways that ultimately hurts the arts.   The government already has enough problems keeping things such as the Justice Department (and justice itself) from being politicized.  There is little reason we should trust it with the arts.

Regards, Jim

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