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  • Hans shared from Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder
    To dismiss the Nazis or the Soviets as beyond human concern or historical understanding is to fall into their moral trap.
  • Hans shared from Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder
    It is less appealing, but morally more urgent, to understand the actions of the perpetrators. The moral danger, after all, is never that one might become a victim but that one might be a perpetrator or a bystander.
  • Hans shared from The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too by James K. Galbraith
    Even elections are not “free,” unless those who have money are free to buy them. In our legal doctrines, written into the Constitution by latter-day zealots, the right of a big company to drown out public speech is itself “freedom of speech.”
    Note: that isSCOTUS.
  • Hans shared from Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder
    During the years that both Stalin and Hitler were in power, more people were killed in Ukraine than anywhere else in the bloodlands, or in Europe, or in the world.
    Note: ukraine THE victim in WWII. Did you know?
  • Hans shared from Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder
    The horror of the twentieth century is thought to be located in the camps. But the concentration camps are not where most of the victims of National Socialism and Stalinism died. These misunderstandings regarding the sites and methods of mass killing prevent us from perceiving the horror of the twentieth century.
    Note: heavy lifting ahead.
(Milano, MI Italy)
Hans R. Suter