Archive for August 14th, 2017

The Myth of the Kindly General Lee


(Atlantic Politics) – Adam Serwer:

The legend of the Confederate leader’s heroism and decency is based in the fiction of a person who never existed. …

theatlantic 2017/06 the-myth

Robert E. Lee statue removed in New Orleans, Louisiana


How Germany Responds to “Blood and Soil” Politics


(Economist::Kaffeeklatsch) – J.C.:

What zero tolerance of neo-Nazi ideology looks like …

kaffeeklatsch 2017/08 charlottesville-context

Berlin Holocaust Memorial

Colored Britain


(Guardian Comments) – David Olusoga:

Africans have lived in Britain since the Roman empire. When a leading historian confirmed this, she was vilified. …

theguardian 2017/aug/12 black

Peter Capaldi as Dr Who and Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts