The Last Crusade: the end of the Gulf Wars and the future of Afghanistan

The Last Crusade: the end of the Gulf Wars and the future of Afghanistan

The last US combat troops are scheduled to leave Afghanistan in September. America’s crusade ends not with a bang but a whimper. By what yardstick should we measure their success? Let’s start with something simple: Are the Taliban defeated? No. Has democracy been instituted in Afghanistan? Barely. What are the...

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The Making of Rodin

The Making of Rodin

The first time I saw Rodin’s The Gates of Hell was in 2006 in front of the Royal Academy, and I was completely blown away. Too monumental to go inside Burlington House, it suddenly appeared in the Annenberg courtyard at the opening of the Rodin exhibition. It was a sensation....

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