Robert Bozynski

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A Qatari sheikh, Picasso's censored breasts and the west’s confusion over Islam

The media were horrified that Picasso’s nudes might be locked away by a conservative Middle Eastern collector – but the unfounded story only serves to highlight our hypocrisy<p>Picasso’s Women of Algiers (Version O) is the painting that just keeps on giving to news outlets. The world record sale of …

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Obama Was Right to Skip Paris

By lionizing Charlie Hebdo, Europe is empowering Al Qaeda.<p>President Obama has run into harsh criticism, both at home and abroad, for not attending this week’s Paris protest march or sending a high-level substitute in his place. French and European leaders, meanwhile, have won widespread praise for …

The one thing that can save America

Why a new kind of labor movement is the key to avoiding national oblivion<p>“So, do you think ‘labor’ will ever come back?”<p>As a union-side lawyer I hate when people ask that question as if it’s my problem and not theirs. You’d think with tears in our eyes we’d embrace each other and say: “My God, what …

Go West, young Han: How China and the new Silk Road threaten American imperialism

High-speed railways are revolutionizing trade in Eurasia — and could upset the global balance of power<p>November 18, 2014: it’s a day that should live forever in history. On that day, in the city of Yiwu in China’s Zhejiang province, 300 kilometers south of Shanghai, the first train carrying 82 …

Why Political Islam Is Winning

The international system is coming apart, opening the way to anti-democratic forces.<p>A “trick question” often contains the answer to itself, and the best trick questions start a cascade of other consequential questions and their answers. The question imposing itself on us today is this: “How and why …