Americas

On The Autonomy Of Aesthetic Experience
February 18, 2005

The acclaimed "Aztec Empire" exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum was going to close in just over a week so my husband and I met a friend uptown to see it. For me, the word "Aztec" immediately brings to mind two distinct impressions: elegant, "primitive," proto-modernist objects; and terrifying ritual human sacrifice, most notoriously, ripping the beating heart out of the chest of a still-living victim.

Island of Disenchantment
September 29, 1997

Charles Lane: Haiti's deteriorating democracy.

Who’s Killing Haiti?
February 01, 1988

Andrew Sullivan: A democracy expires.

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