Friday, January 12, 2024

Presidential Medal of Freedom

In 1984 Mr. Kirstein received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to the artistic life of the nation.  Whatever you may think about Ronald Reagan, he got that one right.



  1. By most accounts, Nancy Reagan (and one or two of her allies in his cabinet) that were actually involved with artistic and humanitarian efforts. Like AIDS research, 6 or 7 years too late. They were also involved with keeping Reagan’s dementia hidden.

  2. They did get this one right. And for that era I am glad they did. Here as with the artist honored by George Bush, it is significant to be honored by the president and our country.