THE NEW CULTURE WARS
by Ben Davis
The National Endowment for the Arts is in hot water with conservative politicians. Again. In August, allegations surfaced that the NEA’s communications director Yosi Sergant had participated in a conference call with representatives of the art community, trying to get them to push the president’s agenda. Now, Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs and other right-wing commentators are attacking the NEA from all sides. Republicans are using the scandal as a club with which to beat the Obama administration.