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The Aesthetic Dictatorship

Reading to my daughter “The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse,” Eric Carle’s homage to the expressionist¬†artist Franz Marc, reminded me again — in the unsettling arena of a children’s book — the peculiar yet consistent need for repressive governments … Continue reading

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Who Really Loses if Iran Gets the Bomb

Unequivocal statements by President Barack Obama and visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron today about Iranian nuclear ambitions leave small doubt about the perilous path facing the West. The President was right to chide more hawkish supporters of military action … Continue reading

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The Problem with Political Boycotts

Iran’s opposition movement has called for a boycott of today’s parliamentary elections. Boycotts have a long pedigree as an effective tool to achieve political change. The most famous in American history was of course the Montgomery boycott that desegregated the … Continue reading

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