Monday, April 17, 2017

Why Authoritarians Hate the Arts

It is no incidental decision that the Trump administration wants to cut funding for the arts, which will cripple or shutter programs in communities all over America.

From the arts spring creativity, unbridled thinking and -- anathema to authoritarian rulers -- dissent.  Dissent and the press in the Trump era are under attack, and a blow to the arts, such as contained in the Trump budget, is a furthering of that attack.

This New York Times story lays it out. 

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