Brazil is going through a politically sensitive time. After two decades of reconciliation projects, Jair Bolsonaro was elected president in 2018.
Tag Archive for ‘History Politics (Geschichtspolitik)’
History Politics as kind of siege mentality, when the state sees any criticism of its past as support for the enemy. See e.g. Sandarmokh.
Lévesque agrees with Nora’s explanation for the repeated attacks against monumental figures all over the world: the “general politization…
Mexico debates if Spain should apologize for crimes during the Conquista de México. The controversy shows the urgency to write a new history that fights contemporary racism and inequality.
In 2018, a debate arose regarding a monument to the “Trümmerfrauen”, unveiled by the Austrian right-wing Vice-Chancellor H.C. Strache. The core question was whether they deserved a monument at all.
The VHD resolution of 2018 has created a stir. So far, however, the danger that such resolutions, which positively affect specific nationa…
Germany has started to give back colonial loot to its former owners. But are restitutions a suitable means for dealing with a burdened history?