Let the People Decide

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With the success of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s governorship in California, we may be increasingly comfortable choosing our leaders from the ranks of pop culture and entertainment. At the same time museum curators and television producers are letting us vote to guide things they used to do on their own. Jake Warga looks at the merging of entertainment culture and democracy, and wonders whether he really wants art made through a popularity contest. Produced with support from Hearing Voices.