Al Seckel has left the country. But the world’s greatest collector of optical illusions left some troubles behind.
Jews have always been keen on joining revolutions. Some revolutionaries, like Emma Goldman, sought to change the minds of workers; others, like Richard Feynman, looked to change our understanding of matter.
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