May God Bless Peter Handke!
Good for Peter Handke! One of the few European intellectuals who dares to speak out against the trend.
As for Günther Grasse, I've always thought that his work was highly overrated. I've never been able to get through it. Nothing but self-worshipping, superficial, juvenile leftism, lacking imagination.
You don't have to like an author's politics to admire his writing, but Grasse is a second-rater.
Great story, thanks!
Finally some truth in advertising!
Exactly what is it going to take for the world to care about the people of the former Republic of Yugoslavia? Since the early 90's, the U.N. has managed to destroy a beautiful corner of the world. If you want a model of how not to break up a nation by allowing former republics to reestablish themselves, simply turn to the past 15 years of Balkan history. I have been to Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia. I have witnessed the deception of the U.N. firsthand. I have seen the horrors of Srebrenica. I have toured the ruins of Vukovar. I have heard the cries of desperate women and children. I have mourned for the families of the victims on all sides of this tragedy.
Taking sides was a huge mistake, which has yet to be corrected. The U.S. was not smart enough to stay out of this U.N. disaster. What remains a mystery is why the world leaders have not cleaned up their mess in the Balkans. When is the U.N. going to be held accountable for their part in this heartbreaking disaster?
This Man seems to a leftist fighter against Jihad. Maybe he'll sway other leftists
Be sure to pass by the PRO- islamic posts of CERTAIN NON-conservatives.... you know the names!!
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No city council has the right to deny a private organization the ability to award money to *whomever it pleases* for *whatever reasons.* The council's decision amounted to a restriction of the freedom of association between Handke and the Berlin Ensemble -- a coercive deprivation of economic opportunities and justly-earned rewards from a person solely on the basis of that person's political views. Such blatant censorship would not occur in today's United States -- and this case serves as a clear illustration of how much freer we are here in the U. S. compared to Germany.
G. Stolyarov II