Defund The Arts? The Culture Wars Are Back

“The proposed cuts in arts funding echo those of the 1990s. In one battle in 1995, Republicans, who then controlled both houses of Congress, pursued measures to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts. It survived — but saw 39 percent of its budget slashed. The NEA still hasn’t recovered to even funding levels from the 1980s, if inflation is taken into account.”

Source: Louisville Courier-Journal 01/29/11