Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Bono's Cultural Solution
Who knew that Bono was a guest columnist for the New York Times?
In a recent article, he suggested an annual arts festival to bring together followers of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. He argues that music helped bridge gaps in Ireland during the "Troubles", and he places hope in the arts for the current problems in the Middle East.
Color me skeptical. Still, I agree with the unspoken premise under his proposal. A huge part of the problem is cultural. Until the culture changes, the political process will inevitably fail.