Friday, February 18, 2011

Why conservatives shouldn't abandon the arts

There's no doubt that there's a lot of seething hostility towards conservative artists, and this is why so many of them buckle under the pressure and create only safe, green, right-on artworks, or run away screaming and get real jobs.

But it's not just the PC brigade that's to blame for this sad situation. As this pithy column by Sam Guzman argues, many conservative institutions, organizations and publications have pretty much abandoned the arts. This is a real shame, because art can be an extremely powerful and persuasive way of making an ideological point.

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