The Great American Arts Debate

Williamson Jr., Chilton
March 1978
National Review;3/17/1978, Vol. 30 Issue 11, p350
The article focuses on U.S. President Jimmy Carter's arts and humanities policies. It is viewed that the Carter Administration is giving more responsible attention to the cultural affairs in the U.S. A $51 million increase in funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities has been proposed in the 1979 federal budget. Some people regard President Carter's increased attention to the Endowments as some kind of political ploy. The appointments to the Endowments have been made by President Carter giving special emphasis on people who share his attitude toward the support of American arts.


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