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It seems unlikely that a humble farm boy from Berwick, Ill. Would become one of the world’s greatest economists, help the Allies defeat Hitler, and receive the Medal of Freedom, but these are just what a handful of Calvin Bryce Hoover’s accomplishments. Born to a railroad section foreman in 1897, young Bryce (as he was …

To “imagine a new art, you have to shatter the old art”, wrote the French writer Marcel Schwob more than 100 years ago. Today that call to action was boldly issued in the form of a Change.org petition demanding that Jeff Bezos buy and eat the Mona Lisa. The petition, which at the time of …