Iraq’s Street Of Ideas

“As Iraq considers its future after Saddam Hussein, Mutanabi Street in Baghdad is resuming its role as one of the capital’s main marketplaces of ideas. If the daily violence in much of Baghdad, Fallujah, Tikrit and other areas illustrates ways in which the U.S. occupation is failing to improve Iraqis’ lives, Mutanabi Street’s Friday morning book market is an exhibit of the political and intellectual revival under American rule.”