In a flurry of gavel banging, hissing and desk tapping, the Yale Political Union met Tuesday evening for a debate on the ties between art and government.
The debate began with a speech in favor of the separation of art and state by David Boaz, executive vice president of the Cato Institute, a leading libertarian think tank. Boaz argued for the protection of individual freedoms and asserted that when the government funds the arts, they are in danger of being limited by specific guidelines. Read Boaz's speech here: http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=6853
A call for separation of art and state
Yale Daily News,
20 September 2007, USA