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Una reseña en The Daily Star

Un ensayo de Syed Badrul Ahsan, e ditor en The Daily Star,   donde reflexiona sobre la reedición del best seller A Universal history of the destruction of boo ks Aqui parte del texto: Books, writers and their enemies by Syed Badrul Ahsan The Dayly Star September, 2010 Books have been burned and writers have been persecuted through the ages. And yet you would expect that in these present times, which are often described in glowing terms as post-modernity, the savagery which in earlier phases of human existence sought to destroy all the good that man could bring forth would have drawn to a close. Not so. Think of the brutality visited upon Baghdad through the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq in 2003. In the days immediately following the fall of Baghdad, for yet one more time in history, all the libraries and all the museums in the city were systematically looted. Vandals and thieves simply walked away with the books or put them to the torch. It was but the beginning, for over the next

Tehran Times dedica primera página a ensayo sobre ideas de Báez

El Tehran Times, en un texto de Hamid Golpira, ha sorprendido con una nota sobre saqueo cultural y considera a Fernando Báez como la máxima autoridad mundial sobre el tema A war on the past, present, and future By Hamid Golpira The Iraq war is actually a war against the past, present, and future. It is a war against the past because the occupiers are implementing a program of cultural destruction. Iraq is one of the cradles of world civilization. And much of the world’s cultural heritage has been lost as a result of the war. The most egregious example of this was the looting of the National Museum of Iraq after the fall of Baghdad in 2003. Venezuelan writer Fernando Baez called it the worst act of cultural destruction to befall Iraq since 1258, which was the year Hulegu Khan and the Mongolians conquered Baghdad, destroyed the Abbasid caliphate and burned its capital, killed 200,000 to 500,000 residents of the city, destroyed the libraries of Baghdad, including the Grand Libr