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Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Amendment Coverage Continues to Miss the Mark: NPR Report Claims Bill Could "Thwart Return of Holocaust Art"

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on May 31, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Is it time to invoke the Corollary to Godwin’s Law of Nazi Analogies (i.e., as a discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler increases, and once this occurs, that thread is over, and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically the argument ) concerning Senate Bill 2212, the Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act?

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Topics: Legislation, Godwin’s Law of Nazi Analogies, Holocaust art claims, David Maxon, Dan Monroe, Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Morning Edition, Association of Art Museum Directors, Restitution, Senate Bill 2212, World War II, Foreign Sovereign Immunities, Immunity from Seizure Act, Peabody Essex Museum, WNYC, Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity, National Public Radio

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