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Government should subsidize art as a civilizing influence Re: "Daily Outrage: Subsidizing the high cost of high art," Aug. 20 Your "Daily Outrage" feature rarely outrages, but carping about the millions of National Endowment for the Arts dollars going for ballet because only 3.9 percent of adults attend goes too far. Subsidies for high art are anything but new. Monarchs and nobles...