The Imaginative Power of Iconoclasm

Images of iconoclasm have a particular impact on people. Thus, the ‘liberation’ of Baghdad was captured in that one photo of the toppling of Saddam’s statue – on TV, newspaper frontpages and in cartoons:

A take on the toppling of one of Saddam’s statues in Baghdad from the Cartoonist Group by Kirk Anderson.

When I tell people about my thesis project, they are usually reminded of a few more recent examples. These are often quite interesting, and I thought that I would use this blog to present some of them (as well as some of my own). Saddam’s statue is the first one. See also my post the other day for the ancient connection.

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