Month: June 2021

As the World Prays for a French France

France is to elect a new president in a year. Because the nation’s political situation is extremely dynamic, opinion polls are being followed more closely than ever before. While it is too early to know whether French President Emmanuel Macron will defend his position, the intermediate picture is also interesting. The survey results are a good indication of how much France has changed in the 21st century.

How Blacks Celebrate Black Slavery Day

In 1979, dissident journalist Michael Walsh was handed down a 4-month prison term for publishing The White Man’s Burden, penned by Rudyard Kipling. At the risk of being imprisoned again, the author of over 70 books reminds us of the famous poem’s first stanza:
THE WHITE MAN’S BURDEN

MARTYRDOM OF A EUROPEAN DYNASTY

In July, 2021, the world will mourn the 103 years of remembrance of the massacre of Imperial Russia’s Tsar Nicholas II and his family. In 1918, Europe’s most admired royal family, second in timescale only to the Hapsburg Empire, were herded by their Bolshevik captors into a basement in Yekaterinburg under the pretext that their photograph was to be taken.

THE GOLDEN OLYMPICS OF 1936

August 1, 2021, marks the 85thanniversary of the opening day of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The Berlin event was unique in that it boasted the largest number of foreign athletes in the history of the Olympics. The Berlin Olympic Village was so beautifully designed that every Olympic village since has been modelled on it. The Berlin stadium boasted seating for 100,000 spectators. Attending were four million fans and journalists from 41 nations. The Berlin Olympics was the first to be televised.  Competing in the 1936 Games were a record number of participants: 4066 athletes including 331 women from 49 countries.