PA 212 Asks Law HIP Initiators to be Processed

Jakarta – Chairperson of the Alumni Brotherhood or PA 212, Slamet Ma’arif did not merely urge the House of Representatives (DPR) to revoke the Pancasila Ideology Bow Bill (HIP Bill). However, he also highlighted the proposers of this bill. “Our demand is that the HIP bill be revoked, canceled, not changed the title, not postponed, […]

Anne Weber, Dany Laferrière, Manuela Draeger… five books to read confined

Annette, an epic, by Anne Weber. Le Seuil, 240 pp., 19 euros (ebook: 13.99 euros). An epic is a great adventure. It’s also a free verse story. This book recounts the commitments of an astonishing adventurer. Anne, known as Annette Beaumanoir, was born in Brittany in 1923. Resistant at 17, a communist, she became a […]

The rehabilitation of the “destroyer of the worlds” Robert Oppenheimer

“What is wrong with trying to judge Oppenheimer for his betrayals?” Nicknamed “The father of the atomic bomb”, the American physicist Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) was the scientific director of the Manhattan project from which the first atomic bombs produced in the laboratory of Los Alamos, in New Mexico, were produced. On August 6 and 9, […]

Helen Scott, New Wave ferryman

August 1965, to Helen Scott, who has just met Rossellini and has completely returned, even if as usual she jokes, François Truffaut writes: “The truth is that I fall in love with people through movies, while you are the opposite.” Another random letter. Truffaut, in 1968, while he was waiting for the Reunion team the […]

“Appeasing Hitler”, the worst diplomacy

The strategy that London and Paris followed, up to 1939, towards Nazi Germany seems in many respects incomprehensible. Far from adopting a firm policy towards a country still vacillating, the two Allies practiced theappeasement, an ineffective diplomacy of abandonment since it combined the woes of war with the bitter fruits of dishonor. Rather, however, than […]

From Trumbo to Trump, Kirk Douglas was not mistaken

Kirk Douglas in telegraph style, it is: the dimple, the ragpicker father, Spartacus. And also, even if it is too long: the Hollywood blacklist defender. Because this fact of glory shines like the others, mentioned in the attack on his obituary written by the Associated Press, and in a tweet by filmmaker Rob Reiner following […]