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Can Qatar Spend Its Way To Becoming A World Cultural Hub?
The kingdom "wants to be taken seriously as a cultural contender - not only by buying in artistic endeavours from around the world but also in home-growing fresh local talent from scratch in a pointed mark of difference to its flashy neighbours in the desert. ... Never mind the social and political restrictions preventing criticism of the royal family or showing anything too controversial." The Independent (UK) 10/20/12
Posted October 23, 2012 12:56 AM

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