Asaf Bartov (ijon) wrote,
Asaf Bartov

  • Mood:

Culture and Politics, Israel 2005

In the past few years, there seems to be a huge growth of interest and vitality in Israeli high culture. The playhouses and the concert halls are full, literary journals blossom, all kinds of acts and installations attract thousands, and so on.

What do you think is the cause? It doesn't seem to be economical; could it be that the cultured are sick of "the situation" and stubbornly turn their gazes to the arts for relief and distraction?

  • Shah of Shahs / Ryszard Kapuściński

    Exactly 38 years ago, Khomeini returned to Iran from his exile in France, and set in motion the Islamic Revolution of Iran. A little over a year…

  • On Immigrants

    Speaking of immigrants, Sir Ian McKellen would like to offer this passage, from the Elizabethan play Sir Thomas More: GEORGE. Marry, the removing…

  • Goodreads is fun; Dickens; Mortimer

    I've been pretty indifferent to most of the recent social-network sites, but I'm really enjoying I'm a pretty busy reader, with a…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.