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And Julius Caesar Was A Tyrant, Mr. Landesman

By on 10.28.09 | 8:21PM

Here's yet another reason why government should not be involved in funding the arts.

According to Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, President Obama is "the most powerful writer since Julius Caesar."

Is Caesar the best example Landesman could come up with?

Caesar, as students of history know, was a tyrant who brought radical change to Rome, converting it from a republic to a dictatorship.

NRO also takes Landesman to task for his ahistoric observation.

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