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By Robert Hewison

Britain all started the twenty-first century confident of its creativity. through the New Labour period, the visible and acting arts, museums and galleries, have been endlessly promoted as a stimulus to nationwide fiscal revival, a post-industrial revolution the place spending on tradition might resolve every little thing, from nationwide decline to crime. Tony Blair heralded it a "golden age." but regardless of large funding, the viewers for the humanities remained a privileged minority. So what went wrong?

In Cultural Capital, major historian Robert Hewison provides an in-depth account of ways artistic Britain misplaced its means. From Cool Britannia and the Millennium Dome to the Olympics and past, he exhibits how tradition grew to become a commodity, and the way target-obsessed managerialism stifled creativity. according to the mess ups of latest Labour and the austerity measures of the Coalition executive, Hewison argues for a brand new dating among politics and the humanities.

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