In this revealing clip Amy Goodman and Johan Galtung are asked about the importance of stories and the role journalists play in revealing truths through storytelling.

It’s interesting to learn, as Goodman explains, how a reproduction of Picasso’s famous painting Guernica, created as an angry response to the German bombing of that Spanish town in 1937, was later ironically covered up at the U.N. precisely because it told the story of the torments of war.

It was ironic (and shameful) because the powers that be understood very well that when declaring new wars, one shouldn’t do it in the presence of such iconic anti-war symbols.

The story of Guernica, I think, is well worth knowing.

 

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