A former leader in an Al Qaeda affiliate admits guilt – and regret – in a world court for destroying ancient artifacts in Timbuktu, Mali. His advice to jihadists: Save all of humanity’s cherished culture rather than destroy it.
Letters to the editor for the Aug. 15, 2016-Aug. 22, 2016 weekly magazine.
Huge amounts of water, chemicals, and fuel are used to produce food and clothing. Finding new ways to make better use of what has already been grown or manufactured conserves these precious resources.
A State Department report says governments are tightening laws on religious observance. But it also notes encouraging cases where members of one religion have protected those of another.
A rising Minnesota politician and a fencer at the Rio Olympics are changing public perceptions.
Americans agree that these special places hold immense value. But how to pay to preserve them remains a challenge.