...TC Who are these people with whom we are at war? It is difficul to generalize about 17 million people, but here, based on interviews with Arab experts, is a primer on Iraq -- the country and its people. Look for it daily in the Today section.
$ ARTS AND CULTURE Iraq has a cultured upper class with a reputation for producing the best historical research in the Arab world.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has rewarded artists richly with houses, cars and cash. A poet may live like a millionaire. Artists and poets in Iraq help Mr. Hussein glorify himself and further his political goals.