Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Simmer down:

For a more civil discussion on the destruction of museums and libraries in Iraq, we recommend Body and Soul*. We, on the other hand, are outraged at what appears to be one of the most significant destructive acts of history. Up there with the burning of the Great Library of Alexandria (642) and the sack of Constantinople (1204). Thus, our harsh tone this week.

* permalinks broken at present

ALSO CHECK OUT: This extensive and scholarly review of the damage (via


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