Georg Brandes already before the war was known as a big influence on Danish and world literature. And as a supporter of human rights causes. (more…)
Beached humpback “Johannes” died on 16 December. After its death, it turned out the whale was a female “Johanna”.
On 12 December 2012, a humpback whale, still living, stranded on the Dutch desert island Noorderhaaks, also known as Razende Bol.
A few days later, a dead sperm whale stranded on the same island, a few hundred meter away.
How did this story which attracted much attention, including internationally, develop? (more…)
During World War I, Allied war propaganda depicted the German people as a mass of “Huns”, slavishly following the militarism of Emperor Wilhelm II and the ruling clique.
During World War II, Allied war propaganda depicted the German people as a mass of Hitler fans, slavishly following nazi militarism.
Historic reality was much more complex than that. (more…)
Humpback whales are famous for their songs, and for their long migrations, from polar regions to the tropics.
Whaling nearly made them extinct. They seem to recover better from whaling now than some other whale species. (more…)
Of these two, Helen Keller is the best known (though often in a one-sided way).