For the last 30 years governments have stated their support for the NHS whilst insisting on the need for reform. But why have previous reforms not been successful? And what hope is there in future reforms? This book provides much of the answer.
The arts have been absorbed into a generalised flow of cultural production, all tuned to the resonant frequency of collective alienation. But the colonisation of culture by capital has also sown the seeds of current and future dissent.
In the same way the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia strengthened the movement of protest in Egypt, the events in Cairo are encouraging people of the region, from Algeria to Bahrain to Yemen, to start or continue their struggle against their own authoritarian regime.
The idea of 'the art world' has become familiar, but in reality it is a divided world, joined at the hip yet diametrically opposed. The third part in this series looks at the connection between arts funding and the welfare state.