Archive for Rome

“The Folly of Empire”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 13 October 2013 by delclem

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“The last days of empire are carnivals of folly. We are in the midst of our own, plunging forward as our leaders court willful economic and environmental self-destruction. Sumer and Rome went down like this. So did the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires.” >essay & illustration (c) truthdig.com 2013

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Another unpunished massacre

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 19 January 2012 by delclem

“In the spring of 1944, Nazi troops massacred hundreds of Italian civilians in the Ardeatine Caves near Rome. After World War II came to an end, however, the German government did little to track down the perpetrators. At the time, both Rome and Bonn were more interested in politics than justice.” Article by Klaus Wiegrefe

(c) DER SPIEGEL, 2012; photo (c) Koch/Bundesarchiv