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Reader feedback: Nest of bureaucracy

RE: Chmel's culture clash, By Beata Balogová, Volume 10, Number 48, December 13 - December 19

Is there much sense in having a Ministry of Truth [Culture Ministry] at all? Funds could be distributed to artists via a committee elected by artists themselves; STV could be regulated by a parliamentary commission (with the Industry Ministry preparing legislation); and the Education Minister could do the honorary bit, attending book launches and foreign conferences (or send a celebrity - a separate cultural ambassador).

The constant bureaucratization and politicization of culture does no good.

Roger Heyes,

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