I believe there is a relationship between having an interest in the arts and the behaviour of society as a whole. Some politicians find it difficult that the arts is a weapon of happiness... Politics is often about deprivation rather than the opening up of ideas and nourishing creative endeavour.
What goes on in Europe concerns us greatly because if Europe comes apart the E.U. comes apart then you're going to have enormous impact on America that's a very big trading partner of ours and people own securities around the world in this day and age.