Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, July 31, 2002

The ruling Ayatollahs of Iran have decided to shut down nine private music schools.

But the conservative daily Jomhuri Eslami welcomed the move, which sources said concerned more than a quarter of the province's music schools. "The enemy has always used art and music to destroy the identity of our national culture," it claimed. "Most young people study destructive and violent Western music in these schools, which become centres of corruption," the paper charged.

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