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It’s a shame that the illegitimately appointed leader of today’s “global village” just also happens to be the village idiot. Otherwise, said village’s inhabitants might not be savagely murdering each other by the thousands thanks to its so-called leader’s incompetence. In the interest of having everyone get along, Jerusalem’s Museum on the Seam has organized “Coexistence,” an international traveling outdoor art exhibition featuring about 50 large-scale works promoting “understanding and compassion” and accompanied by “text panels with quotes by philosophers and thought leaders about living side-by-side…” Given the exhibition’s prime location by the Capitol Reflecting Pool on the National Mall, it seems New York City could learn something from our nation’s capital: In D.C., citizens can make political statements without being arrested for trampling on the rights of grass. The exhibition is on view 24 hours a day, today and every day, until Monday, Oct. 4, on the National Mall. Free. (202) 785-3575. (Matthew Borlik)