We’ve had our political disagreements in the past, but your post on the Voice of America was spot on. I read the editorial in the Washington Times yesterday and was appalled at the cuts. The funding (peanuts, when you think about it) should be dramatically increased, for all of the reasons you mentioned. How quickly we forget. The VOA was a beacon for freedom for Eastern Europe in the days of the Iron Curtain and could well serve the same purpose today. Sometimes the President’s policies are simply bewildering to this conservative.
I plan to join you in making my displeasure known. Hope other readers will do the same.
Willis Conover is a most deserving candidate for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. I met him back in the mid-’70s when I was writing for CashBox and Down Beat. A true gentleman. Why we so neglect our cultural heritage and its leading citizens is a mystery to me. But that’s a whole nuther story.