What cannot be exaggerated or easily dismissed is that Trump is the end result of a longstanding series of attacks on democracy and that his presence in the American political landscape has put democracy on trial. This is a challenge that artists, educators, and others must address. While mass civil demonstrations have and continue to erupt over Trump's election, what is more crucial to understand is that something more serious needs to be addressed. We have to acknowledge that at this particular moment in American history the real issue is not simply about resisting Donald Trump's insidious values and anti-democratic policies but whether a political system can be reclaimed in which democracy is not on trial but is deepened, strengthened and sustained.
THE GLOBAL ONLINE MAGAZINE OF ARTS, INFORMATION & ENTERTAINMENT
March-April 2018 | Volume 14 Number 2
I recently attended a conference where medical providers and their suppliers get together to meet one another and exchange ideas and information about the state of the art of healthcare. While listening to a number of speakers in various sessions, I began to draw parallels between what many of them were professing and what is going on in the world of Arts, whether visual, musical, dance/movement, literature and so on….