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  • Practical Objectivism: The Virtues of Capitalism

    By Milad Doroudian

    3 weeks ago

    The self. The thing which cannot be sacrificed, or compromised to fit within anyone’s idea of life, except one’s own. It is the very tenant that is behind the idea of capitalism, which incidentally is also the most moral of economic systems, regardless of what popular opinion, or... read on

  • Libeskind:To Create is To Be

    By Milad Doroudian

    November 19, 2014 | 9:21 pm

    People come on this earth with one single purpose, the very thing which gives meaning to their lives: to create, to prosper, and to achieve. What is one of the great examples of achievement if not that of man and woman’s ability to create massive structures upon this earth in... read on

  • Bakst: The “Ballet Artist”

    By Milad Doroudian

    November 15, 2014 | 1:38 pm

    Male artists have historically had the tendency to impose feminine qualities upon their works, but never to the extent of Bakst, whose feminine exigencies create unique tendencies that are more than apparent in his work. Yet Bakst was not just a man, but an individual who took... read on

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  • Why even call it art?

    By Milad Doroudian

    October 14, 2014 | 9:41 am

    How many times must we get into discussions with people on what qualifies as art? Some say that there are a great deal of many things that do, but really are there? The classifications today have unfortunately widened beyond incomprehensibility, or really any rationality.

    People... read on

  • Modigliani: The Life of An Artist

    By Milad Doroudian

    October 10, 2014 | 8:48 am

    Posing in his studio with a cigarette dangling between his fingers, his cold and staunch stare right at the camera peeping into your soul, sloppy clothes, half-finished paintings behind him, a messy used desk, and paint brushes everywhere. Modigliani wasn’t just an artist, but he... read on

  • The Other Oppenheim

    By Milad Doroudian

    September 25, 2014 | 8:26 pm

    Neo-Classicism or Romanticism? Although two movements whose conditions have been the subjects of rhetoric over the fact that they share many principles, and yet are so different, perhaps do not matter as much when one considers that aesthetics, which is the one thing which... read on

  • Am Yisrael Chai: The Story Behind The Bergen-Belsen Recording

    By Milad Doroudian

    September 19, 2014 | 1:30 pm

    Am Yisrael Chai!”, shouted Reverend L.H. Hardman who had finished conducting the first pre-Shabbat sermon that many of the Bergen-Belsen camp survivors had not seen for 6 years. Although weakened by hunger, disease, and the death of their loved ones, on the 20th of April, 1945 many... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Milad Doroudian is a history student at the University of British Columbia and a writer. He is currently working on a book on the Jassy Pogrom of 1941, and is an active...

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