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The "Guernica" Myth

You may have heard the story about how Colin Powell forced the U.N. to cover Picasso's "Guernica" while he made the case for war in Iraq. It isn't true.

1:00 PM, Apr 16, 2003 • By CLAUDIA WINKLER
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And for the latest artistic exploitation of the "Guernica" myth, see this link.

So suspicion trumps knowledge, in the name of political art, and falsehood morphs into history. It happens every day, such playing fast and loose with truth, since so many would rather indulge their passions than go to all the bother of reckoning with the outside world.

Claudia Winkler is a managing editor at The Weekly Standard.