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[Xmca-l] Re: Sledgehammers in Mosul



Shirin and Helen - Both of your remarks resonate with issues we are all
thinking about. It resonates strongly with the Haydi/David interchange that
David has summarized for us.

I have been having similar thoughts regarding the destruction of the
Eastern Ukraine.

Is the task to reconcile Haydi and David's views of what is to be done?
Both appear to require a lot of cooperative work if they are to be
accomplished.

mike

On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 10:16 AM, Shirin Vossoughi <
shirinvossoughi@gmail.com> wrote:

> Helena,
> What is the message here? Does the link speak for itself and what does it
> say? I am thinking about the "cultural vandalism" of the west in Iraq and
> other parts of the region, and of the complex history (in which the US has
> played a central role) that has led to what is being depicted in this
> story. I do not mean to re-inscribe simplified west vs. middle east
> narratives, but I do want to question how we are being asked to interpret
> such acts. In this clip, as in so much media coverage of the region, such
> practices are rooted in the uniquely anti-democratic or anti-free speech
> tendencies of Islam. As Said famously argued, "we" are thereby exalted as
> all the more democratic and free.
> I wish the Western experts lamenting the destruction of artifacts in this
> clip had as loudly and boldly lamented the destruction of life in the
> brutal wars that led to this mess.
> Shirin
>
> On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 10:38 AM, Helena Worthen <helenaworthen@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > http://bcove.me/1yo9t5x9
> >
> >
> > Helena Worthen
> > helenaworthen@gmail.com
> >
> >
> >
>



-- 
It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
that creates history. Ernst Boesch.