Art for a Better World

  • Saad GhosnEmail author
  • H. Steven Moffic
  • Ahmed Zakaria Hankir


“A picture is worth a thousand words.” That quoted phrase, so popular in America for at least a century, has almost become a cliche. Its origin is unclear but seems to stem from the effectiveness of graphics in advertising. It has since come to be applied to any artistic image that can convey something of importance much more quickly than words can, and sometimes convey some things non-verbally that cannot even be expressed in an infinite number of words. Moreover, since art can have healing aspects, as in art therapy, and Islamophobia has been so refractory to being “cured,” art, as presented in the images displayed, may have a place in its treatment.


Art Artist Beauty Images Pictures Prejudice Propaganda Spiritual 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saad Ghosn
    • 1
    Email author
  • H. Steven Moffic
    • 2
  • Ahmed Zakaria Hankir
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Medical College of Wisconsin (Retired Tenured Professor)MilwaukeeUSA
  3. 3.Bedfordshire Centre for Mental Health Research in Association with Cambridge UniversityCambridgeUK

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