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. A Friday round-up of what happened and what’s been written in the world of war and military/security affairs this week. It’s a mix of news reports, policy briefs, blog posts and longform journalism. Subscribe here to receive this round-up by email.

Photo: Bambari, Central African Republic. A young boy stands in front of a barricade in a protest after French troops opened fire on protesters on May 22. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters.

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Henry De Groux - French soldiers wearing gas masks (1915)

No need any longer to make any sound,as we turn the whole earth to a burial ground.It’s easy to strengthen our front if we try.Whole armies will perish without knowing why.One press of the button’s enough to expungehundreds of thousands of enemy lungs.No need to shout, we just hold our breath,and our victims will silently go to their death.

(Karl Kraus, The Last Days of Mankind)

low-country:

Henry De Groux - French soldiers wearing gas masks (1915)

No need any longer to make any sound,
as we turn the whole earth to a burial ground.
It’s easy to strengthen our front if we try.
Whole armies will perish without knowing why.
One press of the button’s enough to expunge
hundreds of thousands of enemy lungs.
No need to shout, we just hold our breath,
and our victims will silently go to their death.

(Karl Kraus, The Last Days of Mankind)

(via post-impressionisms)

338 by gwagwa on Flickr.

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In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this week’s More Art Monday celebrates two millennia of art made in Mexico. “Goddess Figure (Chalchiuhtlicue),” c. 250–650, Mexico“Saint Francis Xavier,” 18th century, Mexico
“Serape,” c. 1920, Mexico“Red Volcano,”  c. 1921–23, by Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo)“Mexican Pueblo,” 1929, by José Clemente Orozco  (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City)“Liberation of the Peon,” 1931,  by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Sugar Cane,” 1931, by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Dawn,” 1939, by José Chávez Morado (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City) “Angelito mexicano (Mexican Cherub),” 1984, by Graciela Iturbide (© Graciela Iturbide) “Black Kites,”  1997, by Gabriel Orozco (© Gabriel Orozco)
philamuseum:

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this week’s More Art Monday celebrates two millennia of art made in Mexico. “Goddess Figure (Chalchiuhtlicue),” c. 250–650, Mexico“Saint Francis Xavier,” 18th century, Mexico
“Serape,” c. 1920, Mexico“Red Volcano,”  c. 1921–23, by Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo)“Mexican Pueblo,” 1929, by José Clemente Orozco  (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City)“Liberation of the Peon,” 1931,  by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Sugar Cane,” 1931, by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Dawn,” 1939, by José Chávez Morado (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City) “Angelito mexicano (Mexican Cherub),” 1984, by Graciela Iturbide (© Graciela Iturbide) “Black Kites,”  1997, by Gabriel Orozco (© Gabriel Orozco)
philamuseum:

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this week’s More Art Monday celebrates two millennia of art made in Mexico. “Goddess Figure (Chalchiuhtlicue),” c. 250–650, Mexico“Saint Francis Xavier,” 18th century, Mexico
“Serape,” c. 1920, Mexico“Red Volcano,”  c. 1921–23, by Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo)“Mexican Pueblo,” 1929, by José Clemente Orozco  (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City)“Liberation of the Peon,” 1931,  by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Sugar Cane,” 1931, by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Dawn,” 1939, by José Chávez Morado (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City) “Angelito mexicano (Mexican Cherub),” 1984, by Graciela Iturbide (© Graciela Iturbide) “Black Kites,”  1997, by Gabriel Orozco (© Gabriel Orozco)
philamuseum:

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this week’s More Art Monday celebrates two millennia of art made in Mexico. “Goddess Figure (Chalchiuhtlicue),” c. 250–650, Mexico“Saint Francis Xavier,” 18th century, Mexico
“Serape,” c. 1920, Mexico“Red Volcano,”  c. 1921–23, by Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo)“Mexican Pueblo,” 1929, by José Clemente Orozco  (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City)“Liberation of the Peon,” 1931,  by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Sugar Cane,” 1931, by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Dawn,” 1939, by José Chávez Morado (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City) “Angelito mexicano (Mexican Cherub),” 1984, by Graciela Iturbide (© Graciela Iturbide) “Black Kites,”  1997, by Gabriel Orozco (© Gabriel Orozco)
philamuseum:

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this week’s More Art Monday celebrates two millennia of art made in Mexico. “Goddess Figure (Chalchiuhtlicue),” c. 250–650, Mexico“Saint Francis Xavier,” 18th century, Mexico
“Serape,” c. 1920, Mexico“Red Volcano,”  c. 1921–23, by Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo)“Mexican Pueblo,” 1929, by José Clemente Orozco  (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City)“Liberation of the Peon,” 1931,  by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Sugar Cane,” 1931, by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Dawn,” 1939, by José Chávez Morado (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City) “Angelito mexicano (Mexican Cherub),” 1984, by Graciela Iturbide (© Graciela Iturbide) “Black Kites,”  1997, by Gabriel Orozco (© Gabriel Orozco)
philamuseum:

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this week’s More Art Monday celebrates two millennia of art made in Mexico. “Goddess Figure (Chalchiuhtlicue),” c. 250–650, Mexico“Saint Francis Xavier,” 18th century, Mexico
“Serape,” c. 1920, Mexico“Red Volcano,”  c. 1921–23, by Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo)“Mexican Pueblo,” 1929, by José Clemente Orozco  (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City)“Liberation of the Peon,” 1931,  by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Sugar Cane,” 1931, by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Dawn,” 1939, by José Chávez Morado (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City) “Angelito mexicano (Mexican Cherub),” 1984, by Graciela Iturbide (© Graciela Iturbide) “Black Kites,”  1997, by Gabriel Orozco (© Gabriel Orozco)
philamuseum:

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this week’s More Art Monday celebrates two millennia of art made in Mexico. “Goddess Figure (Chalchiuhtlicue),” c. 250–650, Mexico“Saint Francis Xavier,” 18th century, Mexico
“Serape,” c. 1920, Mexico“Red Volcano,”  c. 1921–23, by Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo)“Mexican Pueblo,” 1929, by José Clemente Orozco  (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City)“Liberation of the Peon,” 1931,  by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Sugar Cane,” 1931, by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Dawn,” 1939, by José Chávez Morado (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City) “Angelito mexicano (Mexican Cherub),” 1984, by Graciela Iturbide (© Graciela Iturbide) “Black Kites,”  1997, by Gabriel Orozco (© Gabriel Orozco)
philamuseum:

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this week’s More Art Monday celebrates two millennia of art made in Mexico. “Goddess Figure (Chalchiuhtlicue),” c. 250–650, Mexico“Saint Francis Xavier,” 18th century, Mexico
“Serape,” c. 1920, Mexico“Red Volcano,”  c. 1921–23, by Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo)“Mexican Pueblo,” 1929, by José Clemente Orozco  (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City)“Liberation of the Peon,” 1931,  by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Sugar Cane,” 1931, by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Dawn,” 1939, by José Chávez Morado (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City) “Angelito mexicano (Mexican Cherub),” 1984, by Graciela Iturbide (© Graciela Iturbide) “Black Kites,”  1997, by Gabriel Orozco (© Gabriel Orozco)
philamuseum:

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this week’s More Art Monday celebrates two millennia of art made in Mexico. “Goddess Figure (Chalchiuhtlicue),” c. 250–650, Mexico“Saint Francis Xavier,” 18th century, Mexico
“Serape,” c. 1920, Mexico“Red Volcano,”  c. 1921–23, by Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo)“Mexican Pueblo,” 1929, by José Clemente Orozco  (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City)“Liberation of the Peon,” 1931,  by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Sugar Cane,” 1931, by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Dawn,” 1939, by José Chávez Morado (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City) “Angelito mexicano (Mexican Cherub),” 1984, by Graciela Iturbide (© Graciela Iturbide) “Black Kites,”  1997, by Gabriel Orozco (© Gabriel Orozco)
philamuseum:

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this week’s More Art Monday celebrates two millennia of art made in Mexico. “Goddess Figure (Chalchiuhtlicue),” c. 250–650, Mexico“Saint Francis Xavier,” 18th century, Mexico
“Serape,” c. 1920, Mexico“Red Volcano,”  c. 1921–23, by Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo)“Mexican Pueblo,” 1929, by José Clemente Orozco  (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City)“Liberation of the Peon,” 1931,  by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Sugar Cane,” 1931, by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)“Dawn,” 1939, by José Chávez Morado (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City) “Angelito mexicano (Mexican Cherub),” 1984, by Graciela Iturbide (© Graciela Iturbide) “Black Kites,”  1997, by Gabriel Orozco (© Gabriel Orozco)

philamuseum:

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this week’s More Art Monday celebrates two millennia of art made in Mexico.

 “Goddess Figure (Chalchiuhtlicue),” c. 250–650, Mexico

Saint Francis Xavier,” 18th century, Mexico

Serape,” c. 1920, Mexico

Red Volcano,”  c. 1921–23, by Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo)

Mexican Pueblo,” 1929, by José Clemente Orozco  (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City)

Liberation of the Peon,” 1931,  by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)

Sugar Cane,” 1931, by José Diego María Rivera (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)

Dawn,” 1939, by José Chávez Morado (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City)

 “Angelito mexicano (Mexican Cherub),” 1984, by Graciela Iturbide (© Graciela Iturbide)


 “Black Kites,”  1997, by Gabriel Orozco (© Gabriel Orozco)

(via post-impressionisms)