The author asks the reader to suppose that Mali had imposed a tax on exported objects (lines 49-51) primarily in orde...

Ryan on October 12 at 02:23PM

Why is C correct? Why is E incorrect?

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Irina on October 14 at 11:21PM

@Ryan-Mahabir,

UNESCO doctrine merely says that cultural artifacts are the property of the culture and is used as the basis for its hypothetical scenario where Maui licensed the excavations and educated people about the value of proper-record keeping. The scenario is not saying that the UNESCO doctrine is flawed as (E) suggests, on the contrary, the proper application of the UNESCO doctrine by the government would result in a better albeit imperfect system regulating the trade in cultural antiquities (lines 55-56) as (B) correctly points out. This hypothetical is essentially offered as a more pragmatic approach than the regulation that completely bans excavation and export.