Civilisation on the chopping board

Trump's budget cuts to the arts is a mode of divide and conquer. It is a strategy we need to resist, says Jonathan T.D. Neil

By Jonathan T.D. Neil

The Trump administration has released its budget proposals for 2018, and as expected, on the chopping block are the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting – the big three pillars of what conservatives and Republicans have long denounced as the federal embodiments of liberal elitism, political correctness and media bias. For those of us engaged with the arts in the US, the National Endowment for the Arts is the…

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