I recently visited the Hagia Sophia for the first time after its conversion and felt overwhelming sadness.
It’s time to conceive of museums as social, educational centers with libraries, classrooms, gathering spaces where everyone — especially young people — love to hang out.
When violence is celebrated, evil consumes good and insurgency turns into a kind of distortion of civilization. We have to find a way to break this vicious cycle.
Elon F. Joseph, a kind, caring and a genuinely good person, passed away.