Monday, June 2, 2014
Tales from the Crypt: Suspending Disbelief
Kate FitzGibbon has commented for the Committee on Cultural Policy that support for the Egyptian MOU depends on an ability to suspend one's disbelief. CPO agrees. There is a strange disconnect between what appears on the front page of national papers and what one sees on the arts pages. On the front pages, one reads about a coup, military dictatorship, and the repression of political dissenters and religious minorities. Meanwhile, on the arts pages and in the comments supportive of a MOU, one only hears about Egypt, "the victim." Let's get real. Isn't it more logical to connect what's happening on the front page of the paper with what really ails Egypt's antiquities?