A Government Minister Supports the Arts

A symbol of support for the arts in Australia: The iconic Sydney Opera House(Photo: Wikipedia/Enochlau)
A symbol of support for the arts in Australia: The iconic Sydney Opera House(Photo: Wikipedia/Enochlau)

No, not in the states, alas. At least not so publicly.

Here’s a clip of Paul Keating, prime minster of Australia 1991-1998 and a long time political figure down under, discussing this very topic. In the context of a lengthy interview, Keating flummoxes his interviewer by swerving into a strongly worded support of the arts.

When was the last time you heard such a wonderful rant from either side of our political aisle?

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