Publications Authored and Co-Authored by the Law Pundit

Andis Kaulins, the Law Pundit, is author of

Stars Stones and ScholarsHARDCOVER or SOFTCOVER
a pioneer study in the history of civilization. The book claims to decipher the megaliths as Neolithic border and landmark stones sighted (and sited) by prehistoric astronomy. The book is controversial, arguing that mainstream academic evaluation of archaeological evidence is faulty.

See the reviews ……….. megaliths
at Science Book Review and Amazon.

Andis Kaulins is also co-author of:

The Routledge
& Langenscheidt………..english/german law dictionary

German-English English-German

Dictionary of Business Commerce and Finance, now in its 3rd edition, 2007.

For other publications by Andis Kaulins see Scribd and GetCited.org.

American Art and Culture : How about a U.S. Secretary of Culture ? : Life in the USA : Is the American Way of Life Sustainable?

A Secretary of Culture in the Cabinet

Lisa R. Pruitt is a professor on the legal faculty at UC Davis Law School who blogs at Legal Ruralism and often touches upon “a common theme of her research interests [which] is how law and legal institutions manage and respond to cultural difference and cultural change“.

Looks like an interesting topic for study. See in this regard: Life in the USA : American Culture.

With a hat tip to Legal Ruralism, William R. Ferris, past chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in a NY Times op-ed titled Put Culture in the Cabinet, suggests establishing a Secretary of Culture.

Ferris argues that in spite of the fact that the U.S. has tremendous cultural institutions, there is no central organizational body for them. As he writes:

“But as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1997 to 2001, I learned firsthand that these institutions, though united by a shared goal, can sometimes run into conflict with one another. There were bureaucratic tangles, overlaps and missteps that, with foresight, could have been avoided.”

The creation of a Secretary of Culture looks like a good idea to us, especially when we view the video Culture in America by the current chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Dana Gioia:

video platform
video management
video solutions
free video player

The motto of the NEA is: “A Great Nation Deserves Great Art”.

See also in this general context the important issue of the sustainability of culture:
Is the American Way of Life Sustainable?