Cultural Cleansing in Iraq: Why Museums Were Looted, by Raymond W. Baker

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By Raymond W. Baker

Why did the invasion of Iraq bring about cultural destruction and killings of intellectuals? conference sees injuries of conflict and bad making plans in a crusade to free up Iraqis. The authors argue as a substitute that the invasion aimed to dismantle the Iraqi kingdom to remake it as a shopper regime.

Post-invasion chaos created stipulations lower than which the cultural foundations of the kingdom should be undermined. The authors painstakingly record the results of the occupiers' willful inactivity and worse, which resulted in the ravaging of 1 of the world's oldest recorded cultures. special assassination of over four hundred lecturers, kidnapping and the pressured flight of hundreds of thousands of medical professionals, attorneys, artists and different intellectuals upload as much as cultural cleansing.

This vital paintings lays to relaxation claims that the invasion aimed to loose an informed inhabitants to strengthen its personal tradition of democracy.

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