The Oscar for Denial

German society is still – and may always be – in recovery, not just from the atrocities committed in its name, by its leaders, but from the silent acquiescence of the millions who lacked the will to speak up against what they knew was wrong.  To sweep the crimes and excesses of the Bush-Cheney years […]

Seeing ourselves through Afghan eyes

It is extremely upsetting for New Zealanders to talk about the war in Afghanistan. We are the good guys, our soldiers are just there to help people, and true enough a lady of the tribe in Banyan were the NZ troops are stationed flies over and tells us what we want to hear. The Afghans […]