Culture of Resistance

I’m not getting involved in the politics of this, but I think its interesting that – according to the Times – Hamas “has suspended its use of rockets and shifted focus to winning support at home and abroad through cultural initiatives and public relations.” The article goes on to say:

The aim is to build what leaders here call a “culture of resistance,” the topic of a recent two-day conference. In recent days, a play has been staged, a movie premiered, an art exhibit mounted, a book of poems published and a television series begun, most of it state-sponsored and all focused on the plight of Palestinians in Gaza. There are plans for a documentary competition.

So when people say culture is frivolous or question why one should fund it, here’s another example of how important culture can be. Read the rest of the article here.


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