Saturday, 10 September 2011

Jackson, The First Tower

Acre May 1291:
"...a symbol of defiance and renewal. Proof also that the past often travels with us and we rarely shake off history. Over seven hundred years ago, the keep of the Templars at Acre toppled: a warning to the future and a markeer for other towers that would fall".

I found this blog post by James Jackson ("The First Tower", Huffington Post, September 9, 2011) a disturbing text. This is despite the analogy being clouded by the use of the archaising exonym "Saracens" for the Mamluks. What point was the author trying to make?

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