Of course, there's a contrary opinion on the matter:What You Leave Behind wrote:
GARAK: Please Doctor. Spare me your insufferable Federation optimism. Of course it will survive, but not as the Cardassia I knew. We had a rich and ancient culture. Our literature, music, art were second to none. And now, so much of it is lost. So many of our best people, our most gifted minds.
Garak is of course mourning for his people's devastation, while Ghemor is bitter over his daughter joining the Obsidian Order, but did they have art that was second to none, or were they a world in need of more artists?Second Skin wrote: GHEMOR: You recognise that? It's the bone-carving you made for me when I was promoted to Legate.
KIRA: Your daughter was talented.
GHEMOR: Yes. She is. I always thought you should have been an artist. You have such a wonderful eye for detail. But you were determined to join the Order. You thought it was your duty to Cardassia. Personally, I think Cardassia could use a few more artists.
What do you think?