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Good Title, Good Sense

by Roger Ouk

I am riveted by public scandals. Not just because of the salacious details, but also because scandals, like good comedy, highlight current attitudes toward particular (mis)conducts. Acceptable conduct yesterday may be subject to scorn today.

In 2005, the Los Angeles Times ran a series of stories exposing the involvement of the world's richest museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, and its highly respected curator of antiquities, Marion True, in the acquisition of 40-odd antiquities allegedly looted from archaeological sites in Italy and Greece. True—a boisterous advocate against the…

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