Sunday, March 01, 2009

American Art and Culture : How about a U.S. Secretary of Culture ? : Life in the USA : Is the American Way of Life Sustainable?

A Secretary of Culture in the Cabinet

Lisa R. Pruitt is a professor on the legal faculty at UC Davis Law School who blogs at Legal Ruralism and often touches upon "a common theme of her research interests [which] is how law and legal institutions manage and respond to cultural difference and cultural change".

Looks like an interesting topic for study. See in this regard: Life in the USA : American Culture.

With a hat tip to Legal Ruralism, William R. Ferris, past chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in a NY Times op-ed titled Put Culture in the Cabinet, suggests establishing a Secretary of Culture.

Ferris argues that in spite of the fact that the U.S. has tremendous cultural institutions, there is no central organizational body for them. As he writes:
"But as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1997 to 2001, I learned firsthand that these institutions, though united by a shared goal, can sometimes run into conflict with one another. There were bureaucratic tangles, overlaps and missteps that, with foresight, could have been avoided."
The creation of a Secretary of Culture looks like a good idea to us, especially when we view the video Culture in America by the current chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Dana Gioia:









video platform
video management
video solutions
free video player


The motto of the NEA is: "A Great Nation Deserves Great Art".

See also in this general context the important issue of the sustainability of culture:
Is the American Way of Life Sustainable?

The LawPundit RSS Feed at Dipity Shows a Timeline of LawPundit Postings

Dipity is an interesting concept for presenting RSS Feeds, as shown below.

The LawPundit RSS Feed at Dipity shows a Timeline of our latest postings.
Move the slider to set the timeline.


One can of course add additional feeds to this timeline to create a timeline reader / aggregator.

LawPundit Post Archive

The ISandIS Network

Our Websites and Blogs: 3D Printing and More 99 is not 100 Aabecis AK Photo Blog Ancient Egypt Weblog Ancient Signs (the book) Ancient World Blog AndisKaulins.com Anthropomorphic Design Archaeology Travel Photos (blog) Archaeology Travel Photos (Flickr) Archaeo Pundit Arts Pundit Astrology and Birth Baltic Coachman Bible Pundit Biotechnology Pundit Book Pundit Chronology of the Ancient World Computer Pundit DVD Pundit Easter Island Script Echolat edu.edu Einstein’s Voice Energy Environment and Climate Blog Etruscan Bronze Liver of Piacenza EU Laws EU Legal EU Pundit FaceBook Pundit Gadget Pundit Garden Pundit Golf Pundit Google Pundit Gourmet Pundit Hand Proof HousePundit Human Migrations Idea Pundit Illyrian Language Indus Valley Script Infinity One : The Secret of the First Disk (the game) Jostandis Journal Pundit Kaulins Genealogy Blog Kaulinsium Kiel & Kieler Latvian Blog LawPundit.com Law Pundit Blog LexiLine.com LexiLine Group Lexiline Journal Library Pundit Lingwhizt LinkedIn Literary Pundit Magnifichess Make it Music Maps and Cartography Megalithic World Megaliths Blog) Megaliths.net Minoan Culture Mutatis Mutandis Nanotech Pundit Nostratic Languages Official Pundit Phaistos Disc Pharaonic Hieroglyphs Photo Blog of the World Pinterest Prehistoric Art Pundit Private Wealth Blog PunditMania Quanticalian Quick to Travel Quill Pundit Road Pundit Shelfari SlideShare (akaulins) Sport Pundit Star Pundit Stars Stones and Scholars (blog) Stars Stones and Scholars (book) Stonehenge Pundit The Enchanted Glass Twitter Pundit UbiquitousPundit Vision of Change VoicePundit WatchPundit Wine Pundit Word Pundit xistmz YahooPundit zistmz