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· August, 2006

Stories about History from August, 2006

Jamaica: White martyrs, Black savages

31 August 2006

Having watched the trailer for a newly released film set in Uganda, Jamaican novelist Marlon James announces that he's sick and tired of “stories of a white man trapped in black (and sometimes yellow) hell where in the midst of all this inhumanity he discovers what it means to be...

Albania: Greater, or Natural, Albania

29 August 2006

Our Man in Tirana writes about ‘Greater Albania’ or, as it was called in a recent interview by the political adviser to the Albanian Prime Minister, the ‘Natural Albania': “Citing the example of Montenegro which chose to split from Serbia, Danaj suggested that Albanians in Macedonia and Montenegro should also...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Karadzic Sightings

29 August 2006

Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic visits Trebinje and Lastva in the Republika Srpska to investigate Radovan Karadzic sightings there: “While in the west we treat Karadzic sightings with alarm, they are commonplace around Trebinje. And even if the locals wanted to talk about it, the western press and local EUFOR...

Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (3)

29 August 2006

Israeli blogger pilka writes (RUS) about a surreal experience of eating next to three clowns at a hospital in the wartime Haifa: […] I had breakfast with clowns today. I work at the children's department, okay? So strange, a clown on the right, a clown on the left, a vegetable...

Belize: Caye Caulker

29 August 2006

Lee Vanderwalker posts some sepia-toned photos and a “technology timeline” of Caye Caulker, Belize.

Senegal: Commemorating the Senegalese Riflemen of WWII

29 August 2006

While Senegal commemorated the Senegalese riflemen who assisted the French in WWII, Senegalese blogger Semett remembered (Fr) their forced labor, involuntary conscription and drew comparisons with the triangular slave trade. He seemed unconvinced with President Wade's sincerity in facing the realities of the riflemen but also that of the youth...

South Africa: Apartheid feet-washing apology dismissed

29 August 2006

A notorious South African Apartheid-era security minister hit the headlines after he washed the feet of an anti-Apartheid campaigner in an act of contrition. South Africa Logue dismissed the gesture saying: “[Adriaan] Vlok’s act – which strikes Your Correspondent as deeply offensive to many a South African’s sense of justice...

Chile: The Day that Pinochet Dies

29 August 2006

Publicist Roberto Arancibia is one of Chile's most popular bloggers. His affable tone and optimistic perspective are adept at parsing a variety of topics. Yet rarely does his blog, El Mundo Sigue Ahí (“The World's Still There”), delve into anything that would interest a political polemicist. Last Wednesday, a few...

Russia, Ukraine: News Roundup

28 August 2006

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog summarizes the news: cathedral on fire; good citizen enriches himself by not robbing the state; Ukraine's former prime minister sentenced for money laundering in the United States; kids sexually abused at a Black Sea summer camp.

China: cultural history

28 August 2006

Mary Ann O'donnell writes a brief introduction of xin'an county and nine streets museum to show the cultural historical link between Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

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