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We must not forget the Holocaust. But the way we remember will change

Saturday January 25, 2020, The Globe and Mail This month, we mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest and most infamous of the Nazi’s death camps. It will no doubt be a time of sombre reflection and analysis – and a pointer to whatever trends may be emerging with regard to […]

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The Rohingya might be one step closer to justice

Friday November 15, 2019, The Globe and Mail Gambia, mainland Africa’s smallest country, took an unprecedented step this week. To everyone’s surprise, it opened a lawsuit against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague – the tribunal that adjudicates disputes among states – accusing Myanmar of genocide against the Rohingya Muslims.

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Jacques Chirac’s courage: Acknowledging France’s role in the Holocaust

Monday September 30, 2019 The Globe and Mail “The criminal madness of the [Nazi] occupier was seconded by the French, by the French state. Those black hours soiled our history forever. … France … committed the irreparable.” These words were spoken by French president Jacques Chirac on July 16, 1995, and in the days since […]

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The MMIWG report was searing and important, marred only by its inaccurate genocide charge

Tuesday June 4, 2019, The Globe and Mail Watching the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls present its final report to federal government officials in Gatineau, Que., earlier this week was a searing experience. The ceremony helped to restore respect and dignity to the more than 1,000 murdered women whose lives […]

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After Israel’s election, the country is on a dangerous political path

Wednesday April 10, 2019, The Globe and Mail In her final work, The March of Folly, the late historian Barbara Tuchman defined her subject as “the pursuit of policy contrary to public interest.” Her criteria for folly were threefold: An alternative course of action was available; the actions were endorsed by a group, not just […]

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