Scholar and Author of 'Over a Barrel: Breaking Oil’s Grip on Our Future'
Our House of Representatives just recently approved $330 million for the purchase of executive jets, but responding to public outcry backed down at the last minute.
On Friday, Mr. Rocco Landesman, appointed by President Obama, was confirmed as the new Chairman of the N.E.A.
He further gave full measure to the role of the arts in the economy.
As significantly, Landesman talked of bringing the N.E.A. back to its original mandate, that of supporting and nurturing excellence in the arts, nurturing the best and most creative the nation has to offer.
With that focus. comes a profound appreciation of the towering significance of art to our society, especially as we, our nation and our civilization are engaged in a existential global struggle
Permit me to quote from a previous post, "Obama, The Arts, and Soft Power" 11.01.08:
As never before in this century of instant communication and the dissemination of information,
Just one last point on how well Mr. Landesman understands the exigencies of his new mandate.