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Stalin, Hitler, and Cromwell and the Politics of Memory

Peter Singer writes of the suddenly divergent attitudes toward the two greatest mass murderers of the 20th Century, Hitler and Stalin: “Hitler and Stalin were ruthless dictators who committed murder on a vast scale. But, while it is impossible to imagine a Hitler statue in Berlin, or anywhere else in Germany, statues of Stalin have…Read more Stalin, Hitler, and Cromwell and the Politics of Memory

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Posted on 10 January 2014 | 2:51 pm

Remembrance and Gratitude

“We are wont to see friendship solely as a phenomenon of intimacy in which the friends open their hearts to each other unmolested by the world and its demands…Thus it is hard for us to understand the political relevance of friendship…But for the Greeks the essence of friendship consisted in discourse…The converse (in contrast to…Read more Remembrance and Gratitude

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Posted on 17 December 2012 | 12:38 pm