The NEA: Trampled Again

When Dan Quayle and the religious right talk about moral values, it can only be bad news for the arts agency, long a scapegoat for liberal culture

It may be, as many members of the Republican Party seem to believe, that there are few disadvantages attached to being American. But there is at least one: What other democratic nation would make a bantam like J. Danforth Quayle its Vice President and send him forth to lecture on public morality and cultural health? Last month's sitcom episode in which the Vice President mistook Candice Bergen, a.k.a. Murphy Brown, for the Scarlet Woman of Babylon has already passed into history. A baby out of wedlock! The Veep blew his chance to link this fictional infant to the agenda of the...

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