Rewriting history as political strategy – a phenomenon as old as history itself?
History / Politics / Uncategorized

Rewriting history as political strategy – a phenomenon as old as history itself?

One can only imagine the silent gasp many made when hearing the speech of Ben Carson, US secretary of Housing and Urban Development, in March 2017. Mentioning the history of slavery and slave trade in and to America, he said: “That’s what America is about, the lands of dreams and opportunities. There were other immigrants … Continue reading

Wall Climber
History / Society

Wall Climber

Recently I came across a book that deals with the generation of East Germans born between 1975 and 1982. The author, Sabine Rennefanz, an East German herself, argues that those born between the mentioned years are so called Eisenkinder (“Iron Children”) which also is the title of her book. The book retells the story of … Continue reading