Hoover Institution to Accession Looted Documents
This is rather unbelievable. Two shipping containers of records from the Baath Party of Iraq – about seven million pages – are being transferred to the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, over the objections of Iraq’s archivist, the celebrated Saad Eskander. They have been in the possession of a non-profit run by Kanan Makiya, an Iraqi professor at Brandeis University whom Eskander calls a political operator.
The Chronicle of Higher Education released a story about it today and is not requiring a subscription to view it: Disputed Iraqi Archives Find a Home at the Hoover Institution, by John Gravois.