(Before It's News) Were Ian Buruma not an acclaimed historian, this book would probably never be published. Yet the story of his grandparents, which spans both world wars, is full of resonance for contemporary Europe's struggle with mass ... Before It's News, 2 weeks ago
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The Situation History continued to be a thorny topic as the leaders of Japan, South Korea and China met in November for their first summit in three years. It came two months after the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II, a time when ...Bloomberg, 1 week ago
Are we seeing a new dawn of fascism? Many people are beginning to think so. Donald Trump has been compared to a fascist, as has Vladimir Putin and a variety of demagogues and right-wing loudmouths in Europe. The recent tide of authoritarian bluster ...Gulf News, 1 week ago Springtime for fascism? Korea Joongang Daily, 2 weeks ago
A close reading of 19th and early 20th Century history shows that anti-black racism was commonplace and acceptable even among the most 'liberal' and 'enlightened' members of polite (white) society. It didn't look like bigotry to them, of course, ...Huffington Post, 1 week ago
OCCIDENTALISM: The West in the Eyes of its Enemies (2004) appeared 10 years before the Islamic State/the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IS/ISIL) burst on to the international scene. The authors, Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit, would have ...New Straits Times, 2 weeks ago
Having influence in a powerful European Union means giving it much more power over us Soon after the date for the EU referendum was set, Timothy Garton Ash published a piece in this magazine under the title A conservative case for staying in. He ...Before It's News, 3 weeks ago
From classical music by the sea to roaring motor bikes and from lovely photos of the Dutch royal family to poets reading their own work, here's our pick of the best things to do in June. Hear the slap of canvas in the sea breeze The Round Texel ...DutchNews, 1 month ago
In this Sept. 8, 1945 file photo, an allied correspondent stands in the rubble in front of the shell of a building that once was a movie theater in Hiroshima, Japan, a month after the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare was dropped by the U.S. on ...Continuity Insights, 1 month ago By visiting Hiroshima, Obama takes risky path predecessors dared not tread Japan Times, 1 month ago With Hiroshima, Obama goes where predecessors stayed away Japan Today, 1 month ago News With Hiroshima, Obama goes where predecessors stayed away Jakarta Post, 1 month ago
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The former London mayor and Left-wing Labour politician Ken Livingstone has been suspended from his party for claiming that Hitler was a Zionist in the early 1930s. According to Livingstone, before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews, ...Hindustan Times, 1 month ago
Isaiah Berlin: The man who got it right ( STEVE PYKE) In May last year Timothy Garton Ash tweeted from China, Wonderful to see Isaiah Berlin up there among All Sages in Wangsheng bookstore here in Beijing. Garton Ash attached a picture of a wall of ...Standpoint Magazine, 1 month ago
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