Art for Arms

From antiquity to today, looting art for the black market remains big business There is nothing new about plundering antiquities for money. In 1869 the Ottoman rulers criminalized the unauthorized export of cultural treasures from Syria, Iraq and their other territories. It didn’t help then and helps little now – except against the occasional hapless […]
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Simon Ballam
English, studied in NY and worked in London, Düsseldorf, NY, Fankfurt, Prague and Vienna. This covered stints in market research and the film industry, international advertising coordination and strategic planning. Currently business school lecturer and journalist.

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