The Presidency: Thanks, Without Enthusiasm

THE PRESIDENCY

"We in America have not always been kind to the artists and the scholars," said Lyndon Johnson. "Somehow," he added with a twinkle, "the scientists always seem to get the penthouse, while the arts and the humanities get the basement." Last week the President took steps to move the artists and scholars upstairs. Under a sparkling autumn sun in the Rose Garden of the White House, he signed a threeyear, $63 million bill creating a National Foundation for the Arts and Humanities that will sponsor new national troupes for the theater,...

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