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Rescuing the library

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For me, one of the saddest sights of the whole Iraqi mess was the sight of the looted and burning National Library for Iraq. The lack of protection afforded to cultural sites – not only the library, but also the National Museum – was typical of the lack of foresight involved in the whole venture. [This article from the Washington Post->] details the heroic efforts of the Director, Saad Eskander, to protect what’s left of the collection. And you can [read his blog here->].