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Artistic scarcity in an age of material abundance: President Lyndon Johnson, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Great Society liberalism

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1965 saw President Lyndon Johnson push an incredible number of reform bills through Congress as part of his quest for a Great Society – including legislation to create a National Endowment for the Arts (the federal agency that provides grants to artists and arts organizations in the United States). Public confidence was riding high, the economy was good, and Americans demonstrated a remarkable faith in the capacity of the federal government to solve domestic problems. And yet in this age of a...

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10.1386/ejac.36.1.5_1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
ContEd
Department:
Continuing Education
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Publisher:
Intellect Publisher's website
Journal:
European Journal of American Culture Journal website
Volume:
36
Issue:
1
Pages:
5-22
Publication date:
2017-03-01
Acceptance date:
2017-02-25
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ISSN:
1466-0407
Source identifiers:
685619
Language:
English
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2017-03-14

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