Repressed memory is the ammunition of history, returning when one least
expects it to puncture the complacency of the present.
Every Wednesday since January 1992, an indefatigable group of
halmonis (Korean for "grandmothers") in their 70s and 80s have
led a rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul.
In the summer of 1941, Adolf Hitler's apparently invincible Wehrmacht was grinding hundreds of miles into the Soviet Union, spreading mayhem all the way.
Americans aren't much for history these days. History is for Europeans--for Germans, with their thickets of theory, and the French, who are forever going on about their revolution.
"Austria had many geniuses, and that was probably its undoing."
Between 1945 and 1947 the United States underwent perhaps the most breathtaking ideological transformation in its history.
People concerned about the US-led NATO war against Yugoslavia find much to reflect upon in the Vietnam experience.
Better late than never?
The saga of the gold looted by the Nazis and concealed or converted by greedy neutrals is very far from finished.