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Bob Hook

Allie, you raise some great points and this is a very complex issue. Times and cultures change and appreciation of culture can also change. Much of the art we look at was preserved by people and cultures different than those who created it. What if the cultures no longer wish to be associated with their past? I can’t help but be saddened by the destruction done to the Statues of Buddha, Bamyan Afganistan by the Taliban. All done in an attempt to religiously purify their heritage from outside influence.