Birth of a Nation

THE MET’S NEW AMERICAN WING

Last October the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its new and expanded Islamic galleries to widespread critical acclaim—“as intelligent as it is resplendent,” Holland Cotter rhapsodized about the renovation in a New York Times review titled “A Cosmopolitan Trove of Exotic Beauty.” Fast on the heels of this triumph, the museum now presents...

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Leo J. O’Donovan, SJ, a frequent contributor to Commonweal, is president emeritus of Georgetown University.