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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
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
On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 10:16 AM, Shirin Vossoughi <
> 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.
> On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 10:38 AM, Helena Worthen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > http://bcove.me/1yo9t5x9
> > Helena Worthen
> > email@example.com
It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
that creates history. Ernst Boesch.