"Few institutions on our shores serve to connect red and blue; poor and rich; black, brown and white; secular and religious; and urban, rural and coastal communities. Those institutions that do provide connective tissue ought to be given more resources. One such institution is the National Endowment for the Humanities. Yet the president’s budget is expected to propose zeroing out the NEH budget. At approximately $150 million a year, that budget is already a minuscule portion of federal expenditures."
Danielle Allen, "Trump Says He Wants to Fix Our Divisions. But He May Gut an Institution That Does Exactly That," Washington Post, February 22, 2017, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-says-he-wants-to-fix-our-divisions-but-may-gut-an-institution-that-does-that-already/2017/02/22/b8b3e9c4-f92b-11e6-be05-1a3817ac21a5_story.html