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Abe’s WWII Anniversary Speech – A Status Quo Statement?

August 25, 2015

By: Jeroen Gelsing Photo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (published under fair use policy for intellectual non-commercial purposes) Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s an… apology, sort of. In fact, nobody seems quite sure whether Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did any sort of apologising in his public statement of August … Continue reading “Abe’s WWII Anniversary Speech – A Status Quo Statement?”


A Whiff of Brass: The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson

July 28, 2015

By Bradley Lineker: Boris Johnson, Hodder and Stoughton., 2014. Pages: 416. £25.00 (hardback). ISBN 9781444783025 When young Tories are about to make their maiden speeches in the House of Commons, they can often be found – or so Johnson tells us – in the Member’s Lobby underneath the imposing statue of Churchill, as if trying to … Continue reading “A Whiff of Brass: The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson”


Fury: War up close and personal

January 21, 2015

By Alex Calvo: Since the birth of cinema, war has been a perennial source of inspiration for films. However, the resulting genre is anything but uniform. Under the label “war film” one can find a wide spectrum of films, going from mere action filled with special effects (sometimes referred to as “war porn”) to pacifist … Continue reading “Fury: War up close and personal”


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