Author Archives: Sam Ben-Meir

Sam Ben-Meir

President Trump’s moral harm

During President Trump’s first full week in office he has begun to dismantle America’s moral standing on the international stage. From his reconsideration of CIA ‘black sites’ to his insistence on vast

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Cagnacci in New York

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

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Battling the alt-right

America’s Weimar Moment 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

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Valentin at the Met

The Burdens of Existence 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

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Is Trump A New Kind Of Fascist?

The Republican Party’s Presidential Hopeful is a Symptom of a Global Disease Donald Trump’s obscene demagoguery; his contemptuous regard for the first amendment, his desire to expand the authorities of the presidency