Archive for July, 2011

Beauty and Horror

July 26, 2011

Here it is (minus images). I’ve been asked to load a .pdf of my essay Beauty_and_Horror: Identity and Conflict in the War Carpets of Afghanistan (2008).

Jumping to conclusions…

July 7, 2011

Here’s a recent news item on Sydney television. Click here to watch it. See how quickly viewers assume the worst. Then read my “How to Read a War Carpet” at BagNews Notes.

If you’re still among those who find the S11 carpets offensive, how do you rank the kind of postcards you can buy at the ISAF base at Kandahar?

And here’s a subsequent review of the program on Crikey.