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Replying to Holocaust deniers

“Even though Hitler and the Nazis made no secret of their war on the Jews, the SS operatives dutifully eliminated all traces of their murderous activities and instruments. No written orders for gassing have turned up thus far. The SS not only destroyed most camp records, which were in any …

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Hitler’s willing suicides – the German kamikaze

Fascism has repeatedly been defeated but it doesn’t usually surrender. It denies its defeat, it hangs on every last thread of hope, it sends every last one of its heroes to their deaths and it uses the citizens in peacetime as it does the soldiers at war: as mere means …

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Kamikaze – Who they were, why they died

“Every time one country gets something, another soon has it. One country gets radar, but soon all have it. One gets a new type of engine or plane, then another gets it. But the Japs have got the kamikaze boys, and nobody else is going to get that, because nobody …

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The 20th century in political posters

The 20th century is thus far the most recorded era of history. Some pictures are capable of describing the grand events of history and the climate of a period or a moment in time. Below, you can see some memorable political posters concerning war, elections and movements that marked the …

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Justification of violence in Buddhism

“If ordered to march: tramp, tramp or shoot: bang, bang. This is the manifestation of the highest wisdom of enlightenment. The unity of Zen and war … extends to the farthest reaches of the holy war now under way.” Harada Daiun Sogaku, Zen Master, 1939 Brian Daizen Victoria, by writing …

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The two Gandhis – Myths and realities

“…the dead have a way of becoming saints in the eyes of their survivors…” Rachel Vincent, My Soul to Take The 1982 film starts with Gandhi’s assassination. The old leader, weak and mild, greets his admirers to pray with him. A frowned and rough-looking fanatic approaches him and, after bowing, …

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