― 1. I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend? ∙ 2. It's an honor putting art above politics. Politics can be seductive in terms of things reductive to the soul. ∙ 3. It's hard to pay attention these days because of multiple affects of the information technology nowadays. You tend to develop a faster, speedier mind, but I don't think it's [...].