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Let’s paint the picture: a Department of Arts and Culture, with a budget to match

Or take George Washington’s word: ‘Arts and sciences [are] essential to the prosperity of the state’

Whether one supports a Cabinet-level culture secretary, it is not accurate to claim, as Jeff Jacoby does, that “for most of American history, that wall of separation between art and state was intact” until FDR and the Works Progress Administration (“No ministry of culture, please, we’re American,” Ideas, July 25). There was never a wall of separation.

Congress chartered a musical ensemble in 1798, the Marine Band, and purchased works of art by the Revolutionary War veteran John Trumbull to adorn the new

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