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Sweet Memories Die · I'm not sure whether it's be­cause I'm a geek, or a bib­lio­phile, or an am­a­teur stu­dent of his­to­ry, but I've had my heart wrenched severe­ly by the cov­er­age of the loot­ing and de­struc­tion at the Iraqi Na­tion­al mu­se­um and li­brary. I'm try­ing re­al­ly hard to avoid the knee-jerk re­ac­tion to the troops hav­ing guard­ed the Oil Min­istry while the trea­sures of mem­o­ry were van­ish­ing from the com­mon ground, I re­al­ly hope it isn't as bad as it look­s. Some re­marks on In­for­ma­tion, Destruc­tion, and the val­ue of mem­o­ries and of lives ...
 
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