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The Monuments Men

No piece of art is worth a man’s life. In war, civilization is a casualty.  In World War II, Hitler began by stealing Europe’s treasures and then tried to destroy them.  But Hitler was not the only culprit, the war … Continue reading

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Gravity

I hate space. You know what’s great about movies? I’m never going to space. Or Nazi Germany.  And yet, with film, I can both enjoy the delights and terrors of such places while also leaving the theater afterwards to have … Continue reading

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Argo

You can train a rhesus monkey to  be a director. Ben Affleck has come out with a new movie called Argo (2012).  Before that he did The Town (2010) and Gone Baby Gone (2007) before that.  The comparison with George Clooney (a producer on Argo) is unavoidable.  Though Affleck isn’t nearly … Continue reading

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The Economic Consequences of the Peace

We shall never be able to move again, unless we can free our limbs from these paper shackles. Entangling alliances or entangling leagues are nothing to the entanglements of cash owing. I suspect that, next to Karl Marx, the name … Continue reading

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