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Why are people fighting a long-dead slave trade rather than resisting the triumph of a real one?
Forced to flee her native Germany, Hannah Arendt is finally celebrated there in a major exhibition
Mark Le Fanu goes to the Musée Nissim de Camondo, the Marmottan, and the Musée Antoine Bourdelle
Katrina Gulliver delves into two new publications entitled ‘American Awakening’, and discovers that one is an exhortation, the other an ironic description of the current process of politics and society
Opera was the tinder of Renaissance Venice, says Robert Thicknesse
Ainsworth’s fate was sealed not how he wrote but what he placed at the heart of his stories
Thomas Woodham-Smith on the sexed-up fantasies of the antique dealer
The attempted cancellation of James Levine came at a high price for New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
Nepotism in the arts is very much alive and here to stay
Starmer’s first order is last orders for pubs
The Ballad of Mauthausen ranks among the most beautiful music ever written about the Nazi Holocaust
A masterly account of Britain’s fortunes in the Second World War