Category: Art

Warring Syrian factions stop fighting on Eid to make way for world’s largest statue of Jesus

Here’s a development that should confound American diplomats and counterterrorism strategists: Warring factions in Syria stopped fighting for three days so that the world’s largest statue of Jesus Christ could be moved from Armenia to a Syrian mountaintop. During the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha. Along an ancient Christian pilgrimage route from Constantinople to Jerusalem. Visible in Lebanon, Jordan,...

British cartoonists show a weakened, over-apologetic USA

Political cartoonists from our nation’s closest foreign ally are skewering the US and its leadership over perceived weaknesses toward Islamist extremists – and Muslims in general who seek to dictate their views. British cartoonists are shredding the White House for what the satirists see as an acommodationist, over-apologetic attitude that diminishes the prestige and credibility of the US around the...

British cartoons during the American Revolution

This fine electronic collection of historical British political cartoons has just come to my attention. The cartoons and sketches parody and otherwise skewer the American Revolution and its allies. This file contains more than 150 British political cartoons concerning the American Revolution. Each is accompanied by an archivist’s description. The two sample cartoons are representative: One shows American savages hanging...