Paper: What is Cultural Evolution?

http://www.humannature.hps.cam.ac.uk/PrepubPrinceton.pdf

Many of you are familiar with cyclical theories of history, they often include a heavy cultural component, for example assigning Millennials the status of a Hero Generation.

The mantle of Western Civ would also  come under this heading.

Arts policy is the crucial policy

http://www.democracyjournal.org/36/museums-can-change-will-they.php?page=all

I tell my students, and only somewhat flippantly, that arts policy is the most important policy arena. Seriously? Well, most people think health policy is right up there—but why live longer if life isn’t worth living? And if you don’t think government has a lot to do with whether and how you can engage with art, you just don’t understand the situation. ….

yes nod sup Lestat IWTV film uhuh I know

The question begs – What Are Museums For?

I just.... I don't even know what to....what??

It’s funny how the anti-capitalist art fans don’t want to stop the tax breaks on art.
If they did, the market for “modern” aka crap art, would collapse overnight.

Europhile politicians right now