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Condi Caught Up By the Past

Former key figures of G.W. Bush’s administration are well advised to carefully take possible so far unatoned war crimes into account when going public. Condoleezza Rice had apparently noticed that it simply would not be possible to give her commencement … Continue reading

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Only minutes after President Obama’s speech at the U.S. National Archives in Washington on closing down Guantánamo prison camp what he called a “misguided experiment”, former vice president Dick Cheney denounced the decision saying it came “without deliberation and no plan.” A … Continue reading

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President Obama’s U-turn

One of the few Jewish survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto is Germany’s main literary critic, or “Pope of German letters”, Marcel Reich-Ranicki. In his remarkable biography “The Author of Himself: The Life of Marcel Reich-Ranicki” (Princeton University Press 2001), he … Continue reading

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