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208 From this fragment it is obvious that patronage of arts and the increase of their accessibility to the working people always entailed a moment of patronisation and social control of the audience. By 1940, the vocabulary had slightly changed, the 'gin palace' was exchanged for the cinema as the main enemy of culture,209 and 'wholesome excitement' was replaced by 'worthwhile entertainment'. The spirit, though, basically remained the same. Before turning to four examples of extended state influence in the realm of arts and entertainment, it seems appropriate to give a brief sketch of the political and social processes in the interwar years which form the context of these developments.
This leads to the hypothesis that the misery of the arts alone did not suffice to evoke state patronage; further motivation on the government side was needed to extract money from the Treasury. The only reason, or, at any rate the most important reason why those of us who do not tend in the direction of believing in State management, Government management or municipal management, have come to the conclusion that the scheme now here before the House is the only suitable in the circumstances, is that this particular Service differs fundamentally and essentially from almost any other enterprise that can be imagined.
165 Although Orwell admits that state patronage was a better safeguard against artistic aridisation than sporadic private patronage,166 he tends to prefer an artistic desert to oases where the state decides who is allowed to feed and water. S. Eliot published his book Notes towards a definition of culture in 1948, but it was the fruit of a four or five years' labour,167 so it is contemporary to the political processes that will be 30 THE ARTS AS A WEAPON OF WAR looked at in the next chapters. Although Eliot's concept of culture as a whole is almost inextricably linked with his christian believes, this aspect, important though for a study of Eliot's cultural theory in general, will be excluded.