In the Garden (?) of Good and Evil

By Barbara B. Levine Watching the 1962 movie Cape Fear between visits to various news channels to keep abreast of the current Ukrainian tragedy raised troubling and difficult questions about the way a law-abiding society deals with pure evil. A… Read More ›

Monument Men at VA Museum

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, February 25, 2022. By Graham Bowley For months before the bombs started falling, Hayden Bassett watched over the cultural riches of Ukraine — the cathedrals of Kyiv, the historic buildings of Lviv,… Read More ›

Not So Long Ago

Sometimes it is inexorably attractive to rely upon canards such as Rule #39 – “There are no coincidences” – from the TV show NCIS. A converse can be said to be “if the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit” –the… Read More ›

Over Here, Over There

CHINA One of the three 900-hundred-pound behemoths in global affairs along with the United States and Russia is China. The 45th president of the US was especially obsessed with the far eastern giant, especially its role in global economics. Fears… Read More ›