Bill Ivey on Censorship, Clyde Fitch Report
The National Coalition Against Censorship, together with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School and the School of Visual Arts, held two panels in recent weeks coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the decency clause, the 1990 law requiring that the National Endowment for the Arts weigh “general standards of decency and respect for the diverse beliefs and values of the American public” before determining its grants…. For my money (actually, the events were free), the star of the first panel was Bill Ivey… Ivey has a knack for articulating ideas that set the creative community buzzing. His presentation explained the genesis of the decency clause, a law reviled by many the left and some on the right (libertarians, you know). It also contextualized the overused expression “culture wars” so those who weren’t bathed in the battles could grasp where the lines were drawn.
See the link below for the full article published in The Clyde Fitch Report.