U.S. Holocaust Museum Reissues (With Changes) Study On Syria It Withdrew Under Pressure

“The study, … on Syria’s civil war and American options to mitigate it …, had been the subject of controversy this fall after the museum briefly published it online and then retracted it in the face of a political backlash. Some groups had balked at the conclusions, which expressed pessimism about American options. Then, after […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Case Of Terrorism Victims Who Want To Seize Antiquities From Iran

“Can a collection of Persian antiquities held at a Chicago museum be used to pay damages to the American victims of a terrorist bombing in Jerusalem? That was the question argued at the US Supreme Court on 4 December, in a claim brought by Jenny Rubin and others against Iran. But the justices who questioned […]

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An Open Letter Calls On New York To Remove Statues Of Teddy Roosevelt, Columbus, And More

The signatories include art historians like Lucy Lippard and Hal Foster, and artists as well, in the wake of the final meeting of NY’s Mayoral Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers. “These monuments are an affront in a city whose elected officials preach tolerance and equity. … We encourage the Commission to seize this […]

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