The NEW YORKER: ‘THE N.E.A. REALLY ISN’T “WELFARE FOR RICH, LIBERAL ÉLITES’
‘The N.E.A. was saved in the budget agreement hammered out in Congress this week. But the arts were not on a budget chopping block as a matter of money, of course, but as a matter of faux populism, and as the next iteration of the culture wars. The proposed arts cuts are not an austerity measure; they’re a know-nothing strategy of dominance to undercut humanists, researchers, writers, artists, a thinking public.’
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