Their Combats… for Peace?

Posted by John Rosenthal

One might have thought that since the defeat of Nazi Germany, the publication of books with the title “My Combat” would be taboo. This is, after all, the title of Adolf Hitler’s “bible” of the National Socialist movement Mein Kampf – even if the odd convention of citing the title only in the original German [...]

Paul Kagame: “Rwandans Want an Apology from Paris”

Posted by John Rosenthal

Were France and the French military complicit in the 1994 Rwandan genocide? The current Rwandan leadership has suggested as much and their point of view is largely supported by the investigations of French journalist Patrick de Saint-Exupéry. (On Saint-Exupéry’s remarkable book "L’inavouable: La France au Rwanda", see here from Colin Meade.) More recently, however, France, [...]

Russia Looks Forward To Global Warming

Posted by John Rosenthal

Is global warming a "catastrophe"? Among other things, it obviously depends where you live. See, for example, Sonja Margolina’s "A New Golden Age: Russia Looks Forward to Global Warming", originally published in the Weltwoche and now available in English on World Politics Watch here.