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Q&A: Victoria Coates

Jay talks with Victoria Coates about her wide-ranging new book David’s Sling: A History of Democracy in Ten Works of Art. Their talk ranges from Michelangelo’s famous statue to the Parthenon, a certain Frenchman’s water lilies, Picasso, and more modern figures including Donald Rumsfeld and Rick Perry. Plus, thoughts on North Korea and Iran. Discuss this podcast at Ricochet.

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