Stories about History from September, 2007
Tiny Little Fractures on the case for colonialism resting on claims of a failed state.
How do Koreans think about the Myanmar situation? Interestingly, many bloggers strongly feel an attachment to this situation and link it to Korean history. The Myanmar situation reminded some bloggers of their own experiences in the 1980s of Korea. 고등학교 시절 까지 줄곧 미얀마라는 곳을 버마라고 부르기 시작하면서, 버마는 내게...
Dr. Sean's Diary critiques Transitions Online‘s “confused tabloidy democratization writing” on the Czech politics.
Douglas Muir of A Fistful of Euros posts the second installment on Transnistria.
Mark MacKinnon writes about two unresolved cases that don't do any good to president Yushchenko's image at home and abroad: the 2000 murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze and Yushchenko's 2004 poisoning.
Uncommon Sense blogs about the struggle in Burma, while Montego Bay Day By Day says: “Freedom is not a thing that is earned. It is a right that is obtained at the very moment that one is deemed alive.”
Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit examines the problems facing Bahamian education.
Ukraine List links to a resource that explains why, among other things, Ukraine's lettuce market is “weak” and this year's carrot supply is insufficient.
Light Within has a wonderful post on the trams in Karachi, which are no longer around.
The Latin Americanist reports that “exiled former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier has apologized for any ‘wrongs’ committed under his rule.”
Jacky Szeto posts some great photos of fire dragon dance at Taihang in Hong Kong (zh). It is a traditional ceremony during mid-autumn festival in Hong Kong. The dragon will dance for three days, and tonight will be the last day.
Scraps of Moscow links to a resource on Transnistria.
The Accidental Russophile comments on the New Yorker 12-page piece on Garry Kasparov, and writes about The Italian, a Russian movie by director Andrei Kravchuk.
Koluki has mixed feelings about reparations: “Saying you are sorry, and trying to show it in material ways could be a part of a healing process. But in my heart, I know that giving money, and land alone….will not be the answer.”
Lee Ang's latest movie is about to release. K. M. Lawson from Frog in a well writes the debates and historical background of the movie. ESWN also posts a translation of a Taiwan cultural critics Lung Ying tai's reading of the movie story.
Marginalia writes about Latgallia, and the history and politics of the Baltic Unity Day, marked on Sept. 22.
While reading Csíkszereda Musings‘s report on his vacation in Croatia, try to come up with the names of at least “five famous Croatians.”
Black Looks writes: “Finally a memorial is to be erected outside the home of one Black victim of the Nazi holocoust giving a name to the nameless. Mahjub bin Adam Mohamed originally from Tanzania who married a German woman and was charged with ‘miscegenation’. He died in Sachsenhausen concentration camp,...
K. M. Lawson from froginawell discusses an article written by Korean scholar on the history and development of Korean nationalism.
“Now, I am not necessarily enamoured of our leaders, our government and our politics, but I am proud of our Republic status”: Lifespan of a Chennette wishes Trinidad and Tobago a happy Republic Day!
Victor Yanukovych's Party of the Regions is pushing for a referendum on granting Russian official status as a national language, in addition to Ukrainian. Below is a selection of views on the "language issue" from the Ukrainian blogosphere.