Culture and the New Iraq: The Iraq National Library and Archive, "Imagined Community," and the Future of the Iraqi Nation

  title={Culture and the New Iraq: The Iraq National Library and Archive, "Imagined Community," and the Future of the Iraqi Nation},
  author={J. Edwards},
  journal={Libraries \& the Cultural Record},
  pages={327 - 342}
  • J. Edwards
  • Published 2008
  • History
  • Libraries & the Cultural Record
The problem . . . (is) that culture is not a priority. . . . The Iraqi Cabinet did not pay attention to the importance of culture to the new Iraq. They think culture is something that's just not as impor- tant as education or the economic well-being of the country. So we need now to persuade the politicians that culture is extremely important for the transition from dictatorship to democracy. —Saad Eskander, director, Iraq National Library and Archive 1 Dr. Rieux works steadfastly on. Around… Expand
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