Monday, June 4, 2012
Should the Bamiyan Buddhas Be Rebuilt?
When I read the news that the Bamiyan Buddhas, the giant 6th century statues in Afghanistan destroyed by the Taliban in March 2001, would not be rebuilt, I had mixed feelings. To rebuild or not to rebuild? That is the question. On one hand, is not rebuilding them a way of letting the bad guys “win”? On the other hand, is there any way we can really rebuild them? The approach being taken in Afghanistan isn’t necessarily the “right” one, but it might be the right one for them. But might it also be the right one for us? Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Should the Bamiyan Buddhas Be Rebuilt?"