Saturday, March 29, 2008

Cultural Vandalism

A letter from University of British Columbia piano faculty member Sara Davis Buechner that appears in today's Vancouver Sun equates the elimination of the CBC Radio Orchestra to "cultural vandalism":

This decision by the CBC amounts to an act of cultural vandalism on a national scale. Imagine the Vancouver Art Gallery stripping its walls of Lawren Harris and Emily Carr because big-eye pictures of animals and clowns sell better. Imagine our libraries tossing out Alice Munro and Margaret Atwood because they are sometimes tough reading and lining their shelves with Harlequin romance novels that attract more readers.

You can read the entire letter here.

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