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ROOFSTAAT COMPACT

Roofstaat compact. De zeven grofste misdaden van Nederland overzee Binnenkort

http://www.singeluitgeverijen.nl/nijgh-van-ditmar/boek/roofstaat-compact/

Roofstaat compact

Franz DeckwitzIn het Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is momenteel een unieke nieuwe aanwinst te zien: de psychedelische tekening door Franz Deckwitz met de titel `De handen van de kunstenaar’.  De tekening hangt in een kabinet met enkele andere sprekende relicten van de jaren zestig.   Het werk van Deckwitz is misschien wel het mooiste  en zeker een van de meest authentieke kunstwerken die in de jaren zestig onder invloed van LSD zijn gemaakt.

De tekening op papier verliest kwaliteit bij blootstelling aan licht  en zal daarom maar een beperkte tijd uit de doos komen.

Boeiende bespreking van Roofstaat en White Innocence door Remco Raben in de Nederlandse Boekengids

http://www.athenaeum.nl/leesfragmenten/2016/de-nederlandse-boekengids-5/

Review of Roofstaat

Short review of Roofstaat by Harry A. Poeze see

http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/22134379-17202027

16 5-5 Van Dis in DWDD

 

Worldwide peoples and nations are struggling with the problem:

WHAT TO DO WITH THE UGLY PARTS OF OUR HISTORY

For instance in the Netherlands voices are heard in favour of changing the name of a main traffic tunnel North of Amsterdam, because it is named after Jan P. Coen (1587-1629), a certified colonial mass murderer.

The decolonization of the Western minds is painfully at work in all former colonial and slave-owning societies.  For instance at Yale University many students wanted to change the name of Calhoun College because John C. Calhoun was a racist and a defender of slavery.

Recently Yale President Peter Salovey announced that Yale will not change the name of Calhoun College.  An interviewer of the NY Review of Books asked  him why Yale decided not to change the name of Calhoun College, despite the fact that many students and alumni called on it to do so?

Peter Salovey: The debate about the name of Calhoun College has gone on intermittently for many years. [John C.] Calhoun was a defender of slavery, and he defended it not just as a necessary evil, but as a “positive good.” So this was not an easy decision. We listened to students, faculty, alumni, and staff. We’ve had multiple conversations among the trustees. But this isn’t the kind of question you can put to a vote. You have to decide what is the right principle for an educational institution. To me, the principle that is most compelling is that we shouldn’t obscure our history, and we shouldn’t run from our past. There is no doubt that Calhoun’s views on slavery are repugnant. But the appropriate response is to ask what we can learn about the history of racism in this country, and thereby motivate ourselves to work toward a better future. We do that by learning about Calhoun, by confronting Calhoun, not by pretending that he didn’t exist.