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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Trainspotting Unicorns

Especially for the historical wizkids at Harry's place

There is a difference between ignorance and stupidity. Ignorance is a lack of knowledge. Stupidity is a lack of intelligence. But even here, there are subsets. Some ignorance results from a lack of access to knowledge, while some is the result of a laziness or unwillingness to learn. Some stupidity is the result of some genetic or nutritional deficiency or perhaps of some abuse or lack of care or attention during early childhood, while some is the result of mental laziness or a willful desire not to think".

Picking at the wound
Nanjing, 1937-38
by James Leibold
Lecturer in Politics and Asian Studies

What really happened in Nanking
the refutation of a common myth
Fact versus fiction

The Nanking massacre

Fact versus fiction, a Historian's quest for the truth
Fact versus fiction

Analyzing "the Photographic Evidence"
Photographic Evidence
Good research and forensic analysis of photographic evidences, but i cannot agree with the conclusion that, "New evidence leads to the conclusion that there was no massacre in Nanking".

1937-12-08 New York Times by Tillman Durdin

1937-12-09 New York Times by Hallett Abend







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