Category Archive: Isakhan, Benjamin

Destroying the Past: Targeting the Symbols of Baathist Iraq

by Benjamin Isakhan, Research Fellow, Centre for Comparative Social Research, Deakin University


Executive summary

  • Since 2003, Iraq has endured an extraordinary period of cultural and historical destruction.
  • Little attention has been paid to what such destruction – and especially symbolic de-Baathification – might mean for national identity and social cohesion.
  • Despite Read more »

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