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If I ruled the world: Sandi Toksvig

There should be more art, no career politicians and only grandmothers would be allowed to join the armed forces

By Sandi Toksvig   January 2012

The trouble with ruling the world is that as a right-thinking, left-leaning sort of person my first move would be to organise my own overthrow. I’d want banners painted and people mobilised to prevent my dictatorship, no matter how benevolent. While I was waiting for the crowds to gather, however, I can’t claim that the power at my fingertips to do a little good would be entirely resistible. I suspect I’d start slowly. Perhaps dabble first in the arts.

In these depressive times I feel we are more than ready for a replication of the depression-era American Federal Art Project.…

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