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Preserve History or Invent the Future?

The ever present cultural divide in any society of the elders preserving history and the young inventing the future is found  everywhere around the world.

In Tibet, the elders want to preserve the ancient culture, monasteries and religious traditions while the young are eager to go to the modern (Chinese) clubs, restaurants and enjoy the wide paved streets.   The younger generation does not understand why tourists only want to see the old part of town and not the new part of town. The cultural divide in Tibet is obvious.

This feature in Poynter Online is thoughtful and revealing of the global question of preserving history or inventing the future but this time in Alaska and the killing of Alaskan caribou.

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