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Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Destruction of the library of Baghdad
Lot of debate on the NZ Libs mailing list about the destruction of the National Library and National Archives in Baghdad, prompted by this article by Robert Fisk in the Independent (15 April 2003).

While the loss is undoubtably tragic, I have to ask, should we really be so concerned with books and artefacts when people are dying? Like Philip K Dick said somewhere (I've forgotten the reference) 'at My Lai over 200 priceless and irreplaceable works of art were vandalised to death' (or something like that).


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