Monday, February 25, 2013
Germany Helps Smuggle Manuscripts to Save Them
Germany has helped smuggle historic manuscripts from Timbuktu to save them from the clutches of Islamic radicals bent on their destruction. Was removing them from their context to save them justified? Was Germany helping or interfering by supporting the effort? I'd say an unqualified "yes" to the first question, and "helping" as to the second. But what of UNESCO and the archaeological fanatics? Do they support this effort or not? I wonder.