So, where does the evidence lead, and who are the people attaching themselves to causes, ideas, and politics? Naturally, I’m sympathetic to the conservative point of view, but I’m open to debate. There’s an entire industry now of documentary activism and political protest being rewarded by the current administration. Are they getting the facts right?
Panero also discusses how some NYC museums have come to rely upon the recommended donation fees that rich tourists often pay, and that this revenue stream could interfere with their mission to serve the public.
His original piece ‘It’s Time To Free N.Y. Museums‘ at the NY Daily News.
Addition: Here’s Bob Zubrin on the rather pseudo-religious and dangerous roots of much environmentalism:
How to separate reasonable environmentalism from the authoritarian impulses, the Malthusians and various other people who “know” how many people is enough? Now that environmentalism is a primary focus in our schools, it’s probably worth thinking about.
Related On This Site: James Panero At The New Criterion: ‘Time to Free NY’s Museums: The Met Responds’
MOMA is private, so perhaps it’s not as decadent if they display Tilda Swinton in a box:
…From The City Journal Via Arts And Letters Daily: Andre Glucksman On “The Postmodern Financial Crisis”
Roger Scruton says keep politics out of the arts, and political judgment apart from aesthetic judgment…this includes race studies/feminist departments/gay studies etc.: Roger Scruton In The American Spectator Via A & L Daily: Farewell To Judgment