A civil society is one that admires artists, and has time to admire and critique and argue about their creations. An advanced society is one that can generate and support an Army that promotes the art of a former enemy, to find peace. The Iraqi artists have the opportunity and social obligation to promote healing.
if these people admire the kind of Art, that the industrialised western world generated, it's because they are supposed to have overcome the rural type of society, where only "sancted Art" can has its place and sense.
Now wether it's good for them or not, depends on their inspiration, if this is just a show to say they aren't ruled by old daemons but finally entered in the global understanding of the western progressive ideal, they'll lose their soul, and their art is just illusion.
I hope for them that they don't forget their ancestral culture be Babylon, be the Abbassids civilisation
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