Eugene Delacoix’s painting, “La Liberté guidant le peuple,” is getting lots of love on social media and in real life. Delacroix was a romantic painter. The romantic painters really loved dead bodies and foreign places. There were lots of romantic dead bodies in The Raft of the Medusa. I also like this version of the Raft.
These protests in Europe can go two ways. The first way is towards a greater commitment towards combatting terrorism and support for American troops in these international hotspots. The second way is more nationalism and increased anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim. Which way will it go?