This shouldn’t be that difficult. If you’re really wondering if schools in Bavaria should be Teaching the Holocaust to Muslim Germans, or Not, then I have the answer for you: yes. So long as you remember that teaching isn’t once size fit all.
When 56 of 62 respondents on Lettow-Vorbeck Street voted against renaming their street, the Mönchengladbach Culture Committee decided they “can’t do anything but accept the vote.” I’m not sure that’s good enough. Colonial myths have a long tail.
Speaking of telegrams, turns out that before the NSA started PRISM to intercept web traffic, they established Project SHAMROCK to intercept telegrams.
The last telegram will be sent in India on July 14. Seems appropriate, given the technology’s role in colonial rule.
Is the famous tea’s noble title just a marketing affectation?
Turns out the US National Archives have a great Tumblr: Today’s Document.
Ok, not exactly — but the Louvre has had to close after staff walked out in protest of the growing number of pickpockets.
Apparently most of them are children who get in for free. And their other favorite hunting grounds? Gare du Nord. I walked through there everyday for a couple weeks straight last summer — I wonder how much they took me for without my noticing.
I think Spiegel Online buried the lede: yet another delay in S-Bahn construction.
Apparently I need to read up more on Australian politics.
“He ruled Rwanda for just nine months before fleeing a revolt and has spent the last half century in exile, powerless to stop the violence that ripped through his country. Now 76 and living on public assistance in Virginia, Kigeli V Ndahindurwa longs to return to the throne—but only if his people want him back.”