Tuesday, July 12, 2011


You no longer need longships, war hammers, and shields to do pillage. A few well-placed connections in the downtown Philly power structure will suffice. A friendly journalist or two at the Inquirer, some Annenberg cash, a couple board members at the Phila. Museum of Art, and a $25 billion private collection can be seized and moved contrary to the wishes of its benefactor to precisely the location deemed least appropriate. But for all that, I was neither shocked nor surprised in the least by this documentary. For once a rich Foundation got rolled by the big players; happens to the little guy all the time!

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