Sunday, August 30, 2015
Let Us Not Forget
The Egyptian Military Dictatorship's sentence of three jouralists to jail once again underscores what too often is overlooked in the press. Cultural heritage bureaucracies of dictatorships like Egypt, Syria and sectarian Iraq are part and parcel of abusive governments that also institute confiscatory laws relating to cultural artifacts. No wonder even without disruption due to civil conflict (largely of their own making) things are such a mess.