A weekend by the sea, part four: Culturally speaking

For all intents and purposes, the French Socialist Party invented cultural public policy. Before 1982, the cultural portfolio consisted largely of ensuring that Versailles and other national monuments didn’t crumble too much.  Now the question is how can it be rebuilt following 10 years of hostility by a right wing government towards government funding of the arts and culture.  And if so, what should it look like? Continue reading