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Édouard Manet, Music in the Tuileries Gardens, 1862 (Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917, The National Gallery, London. In partnership with Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin.)
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE H ow rare is that headline? Things in the Old World, after all, tend to land on “dire” on the spectrum of grim to buoyant, especially these days. I read the news, as you do. Mutti is out of gas. Macron is morose — he’s behind Le Pen in the polls. The EU’s vaccinated fewer people than Zimbabwe. The pope’s best bud is Greta Thunberg, who acts like the girl in The Exorcist.

People are locked up, joblessness is sky-high, the Dutch are all potheads, and Putin is Putin. The Greeks rattle sabers at the Turks, the Catalonians at Madrid, the Flemings

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