Chilling saga of self-discovery

Auslander Paul Dowswell Published by Bloomsbury ISBN 9780747589099

Monday, 28 September, 2009, 12:00am

100 murder cases from US civil rights era reopened

The white jailers who beat second world war veteran William Owens to death in a North Carolina prison in 1956 were never arrested. Nor was the police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Larry Bolden on a Tennessee street two years later.

Until Tuesday, they were just two of dozens of unsolved cases from America's civil rights era, fading over time.

1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Militarism only enriches the arms suppliers

The leadership in Beijing should be praised for the great contribution to Western capitalism and military supremacy.

This statement may seem paradoxical and contradictory, given the animosity of communist thinkers toward capitalism and traditional Chinese xenophobia, but recent decisions by the Chinese government actually help their professed enemies.

29 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

History demonstrates evil of militarism

IS it 'naive' or 'sexist' to encourage women to oppose militarism? I have been accused of these failings by the writer of the letter headlined 'Insulting military services' (South China Morning Post, September 21). The writer objected to my listing of atrocities committed by soldiers against civilians and their own countrymen, and asks me to 'open a history book and read about humanity . .

10 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Pros and cons to Hitler ad

I FEEL as much loathing for Hitler's fascism as any reader could, and I agree that ATV's Hitler advertisement (South China Morning Post, November 14) was in very poor taste, but I believe that the understandable, but one-sided, response suppresses public debate and works directly to support the mindless stereotyping of ideas on which Hitler and his likes have thriven.

17 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Display of shocking values

ATV'S advertising spread honouring Adolf Hitler and praising the Holocaust (SCMP, November 14) plumbs the bottom of the deepest pit of bad taste and insensitivity.

The obscenity is compounded by the involvement of your newspaper and MEDIA in running it, by ATV for commissioning it and by the advertising agency that came up with the despicable idea in the first place.

16 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Japan militarism reviving

THERE is much that is sensible in the landmark call by Japan's largest and most influential newspaper for a revision of the country's 48-year-old US-dictated constitution to bring it in line with the realities of modern Japan. It is certainly time the existence of the Japanese Self Defence Forces was recognised.

4 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Human rights more important than profits

THE issue of ''human rights'' has recently emerged as a bone of contention between certain Asian governments and their critics from the West or even from their own citizens.

20 Nov 1993 - 12:00am