Thursday, April 3, 2014

NEH Under Attack Again

Paul Ryan has proposed a budget that eliminates the National Endowment for a Humanities.  Read about it here.  (And find out what you can do help).

Perhaps Ryan needs to watch this video:




2 comments:

Jimmy Dick said...

I am not surprised. The GOP has been against the humanities for a while now. I suspect it has a lot to do with the fact they cannot control what the humanities are.

Tom Van Dyke said...

There's a case to be made for the NEH, but it's not self-evident. The impression on much of the right is that these are unaccountable clubs dispensing goodies to fellow liberals from the public trough.

Indeed, the humanities establishment attacking Paul Ryan for doing his job rather than defend the NEH as worthy in its own right furthers the impression that the NEH [and the NEA] are politicized tools of the left.