The Artist and the Citizen

Brustein, Robert
June 1978
New Republic;6/24/78, Vol. 178 Issue 25, p23
The article focuses on the issue of federal aid to arts with reference to the efforts of Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen to influence his government for money in support of his artistic endeavor. A secular state has the function to create better material lives for its citizens. Ibsen recognized that the state has responsibility for the development of the nation's life.


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