The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence

Why Bother Saving Notre Dame Cathedral?

Are restoring cultural icons worth the trouble?

Photo: Stephen Radford on Unsplash

Last April when Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire you’d think the world had ended. The global press couldn’t contain its horror. “Quelle catastrophe,” they said. Repair the roof and rebuild the spire? Of course. No question.

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John Thomson

John Thomson

News and current affairs television producer turned writer. Obsessed with history, politics and human behavior. More at https://woodfall.journoportfolio.com