Temporary Removal of Post on German Past/Present

18 Sep

I will re-post this blog on Friday after it has appeared online in Germany to

accommodate my distinguished co-author. Please forgive any inconvenience.



2 Responses to “Temporary Removal of Post on German Past/Present”

  1. David Hillstrom September 18, 2019 at 10:13 am #

    Thank you for the heads up, Richard. I had posted a link already to Twitter.



  2. Gene Schulman September 20, 2019 at 2:31 am #


    I believe this is one of the most important of your recent posts, as it comes at a time when both the US and Germany are searching their souls over how to overcome their past sins: The US ethnic cleansing of its indigenous population and the period of its slavery; Germany still apologizing for the Holocaust while abetting a new one in Palestine

    It becomes especially touching by having been co-authored by such a high ranking diplomat as Hans von Sponeck.

    I would add that it is particularly timely in that it appears just as a new book has been published that engages very similar questions:

    Though Susan Neiman’s book is not intended to cover the Palestine question (the word appears only once in the index), I find it strange that she doesn’t even mention it given the similarities between Israel’s present and Germany’s past. One wonders just how Israel will face its responsibility to remember and pay reparation for what it has done to Palestine over the past seventy years. Will it also have to learn from Germany? Irony of all ironies.

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