Dr.Sam Ben-Meir

President Trump’s Moral Harm

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During President Trump’s first full week in office he has begun to dismantle America’s moral standing on the international stage.

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Cagnacci in New York

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Guido Cagnacci, whose contemporaries called “il genio bizzaro” (the bizarre genius), has by all accounts been slow in receiving the attention his work merits.

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America’s Weimar Moment

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This month commemorates seventy-five years since the attack on Pearl Harbor by the forces of Imperial Japan - an attack in which 2,403 Americans were killed and directly led to the United States' entry into World War II. By December 11th, the United States was officially at war with Japan, as well as Germany and Italy.

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Valentin at the Met: The Burdens of Existence

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Currently on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the first-ever exhibition devoted to the work of Valentin De Boulogne (1591-1632), a French baroque painter known chiefly as one of the great caravaggisti – the followers of Caravaggio.

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A Plea For Irrelevant Education

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Due to the pressures of popular demand for relevance in education, we have lost sight of the purpose for which true education exists.

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Rest In Peace TINA

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Today, October 13, marks the birthday of the late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher – so perhaps it is fitting to take a moment to consider how Thatcherism still rules the global capitalist landscape.

Thatcher said she was out to c

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