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30 years: losing the peace

The world lives in fear of the “incident”, that one event that will ignite a great conflict. The Thirty years’ War was the first great destructive conflict whose pattern was continually repeated through to WWII. In sum, it can be … Continue reading

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poussin the golden: divine means of abstract geometrical truth

He tried to live in France from 1640-42, called back by King Louis XIII and the urging of Cardinal Richelieu who felt it imperative that France had greater artistic luster.Claude Lorrain was also compelled to return. Poussin had been appointed … Continue reading

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