I’m hoping to figure out a way to put a sidebar blog within this blog so that I can post links to (and brief summaries of) news stories every once in a while. Until that happens, however, I’ll put them here. I’m not sure I agree with what Deeb and Marefat, two Middle Eastern specialists at the Library of Congress quoted in the article, say but it’s an interesting note from history, if nothing else:
Ken Ringle, “The Genie in an Architect’s Lamp: Frank Lloyd Wright’s ’57 Plan for Baghdad May Be Key to Its Future” (Washington Post).
A couple days ago George posted an entry linking to an article about Frank Lloyd Wrightís plans for Baghdad. This made me think of the icons used for cities in the computer game Civilization II. In the beginning of the…