The German scientists affair was the first time the Mossad mobilized all of its forces to stop what it perceived as an existential threat from an adversary, and the first time Israel allowed itself to target civilians from countries with which it had diplomatic relations. In its 1982 report, the Mossad analyzed whether it would have been possible to resolve the affair using “soft” methods—generous offers of money from the German government to the scientists—without “the mysterious disappearance of Krug, or the bomb that maimed Hannelore Wende, or the other letter bombs and the intimidation.” … [Read more...] about The Secret History of Israel’s War Against Hitler’s Scientists
The arguments reached beyond Comey, covering the Russia investigation and recent White House firings, and became especially contentious when Cuomo demanded Conway to give him an answer about whether Trump plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. … [Read more...] about Conway: Trump Thinks Comey Pushing ‘Revisionist History’
Coleman is admittedly optimistic. From my vantage point, getting there from here requires more intentionality than we appear capable of. I look around and I see that Massive Resistance never truly left, but merely took on a new form of denial. The differences between our history and reality are irreconcilable. … [Read more...] about Williams: For two decades, Virginia textbooks fed baby boomers a bogus history of slavery. Why that matters today.
Meanwhile, the president partook in his favorite pastime with the prime minister at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach. Both are avid golfers, and the president started his Asia work trip last year by playing rounds with Shinzo Abe in Japan. … [Read more...] about Melania Trump Gives Shinzo Abe’s Wife A History Lesson As President Golfs
A video of students from Kindezi Old Fourth Ward Charter School reciting Paul Laurence Dunbar's poem “We Wear The Mask,” while holding black face masks with exaggerated bright red lips and white eyes, went viral over the weekend. The Dunbar poem, which was published in 1913, speaks of oppression endured by African-Americans. … [Read more...] about Students Wearing Blackface Masks For Black History Performance Spark Outrage