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Vision Loss: The Forgotten German Prophets Secretly Behind Modern Art

The forgotten aspects of art history will always be the most intriguing. Digging up the dead storylines of art history, whether in the distant or the recent past, will never end, mostly thanks to forces that buried the facts, if not the bodies, for whatever agenda. Artists and Prophets: A Secret History of Modern Art 1872-1972 at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt resurrects German visionaries and Jesus wannabes from the late 19th and early 20th centuries to look at how their exploits and artistic creations helped shape the course of German and European modern art. It also shines light on how the impact of those figures fell into obscurity as another casualty of the ideological war waged by that most unfortunately unforgettable of German messianic aspirants — Adolf Hitler.

The bad science of Satoshi Kanazawa

Update: Following the publication of this post and all of your thoughtful responses, the Big Think editors have decided to discontinue the Big Think’s relationship with Kanazawa. This is a response […]

World War I Belongs to Literature Now

Reading last week about the death of Florence Green, Women’s Royal Air Force member and last surviving veteran of the First World War, I thought of a sonorous passage by […]

The Importance of Repudiated Books

There was a German Jewish philosopher named Franz Rosenzweig who died of ALS at the age of 43 in 1929. The words on the very last page of his great […]

The innovation perceptions gap

According to a new report by Sirota Survey Intelligence, there’s a “perceptions gap” between senior-level executives and rank-and-file employees when it comes to innovation. People at the top of the […]

Lasting Veteran

Former Corporal Frank Buckles, the last surviving American veteran of World War I, has turned 109 today and is still hoping for a national memorial in Washington for his comrades.