(E) Guardian - what have they learned from her example?
What have they learned from her example?
it is with great sadness that I have read Ms. Pascal's report in The Guardian (July 14, 2003) regarding her experience in Sibenik, Croatia as a participant at the International Children' s Festival. So much malicious and venomous sentiment is difficult to find in one place. Instead of taking an opportunity to learn more about the host country she has taken the venue which can be easily perceived as a pre-conceived agenda (but why?). Please, in the future, save us from the likes of Ms. Pascal as nothing good comes from people who are intent upon spreading hate even at an event like the Children's Festival. As an artist myself I am personally offended by her insensitivity and feel deeply sorry for the young people under her care: what have they learned from her example? Only that it is O.K. to perpetuate and spread the hate; it at least gets one published even if it the article is riddled with half truths, is poorly researched (if at all) and unprofessionally and one-sidedly reported. I am sure Guardian can do better and owes the organizers of the Children's Festival an apology.