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[BKARTS] The cultural tragedy in Iraq



For those willing to steel themselves for a heart-breaking read, check out the following two op-ed pieces from the New York Times this morning (Sunday) concerning the lost books, art and cultural treasures of Iraq.  The first is by Alberto Manguel, the author of "A History of Reading," and the second it by Adam Goodheart, a fellow at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.

Our First Words, Written in Clay, in an Accountant's Hand
www.nytimes.com/2003/04/20/weekinreview/20MANG.html

Missing: A Vase, a Book, a Bird and 10,000 Years of History
www.nytimes.com/2003/04/20/weekinreview/20GOOD.html

Ed (Hutchins)

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