The NEA Reborn

So George Bush is proposing that the National Endowment for the Arts get a big increase in funding. Roger Kimball writes that while there’s still plenty of room to debate whether the arts should be publicly funded, the NEA has reinvented itself into an institution that suddenly matters. “After a couple of decades of cultural schizophrenia, the NEA has become a clear-sighted, robust institution intent on bringing important art to the American people.”