1. Exquisite Tweets from @PhilippMenn, @AlbertoNardelli, @APHClarkson, @LawDavF

    PreoccupationsCollected by Preoccupations

    #Merkel am 20. Juli: Wenn die Generation die den Krieg überlebt hat nicht mehr da ist, wird sich zeigen ob wir aus der Geschichte gelernt haben. #Bundespressekonferenz

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    Philipp Menn

  2. Merkel: when the generation that survived the war is no longer here, it will show whether we have learned from history

    Philipp Menn @Merkel am 20. Juli: Wenn die Generation die den Krieg überlebt hat nicht mehr da ist, wird sich zeigen ob wir aus der Geschichte gelernt haben. #Bundespressekonferenz

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    Alberto Nardelli

  3. AKP language

    The Telegraph @
    After Brexit, we can give Isil terrorists the justice they deserve – and that means the death penalty, writes Col Richard Kemp
    telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/…

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    Alexander Clarkson

  4. Spent most of the last few days reading Canetti, Negt, Sciascia and Elias again. Much sounded worryingly familiar in a way that it wasn't so much when I first read that stuff 20 years ago

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    Alexander Clarkson

  5. It comes back to the point that I think Merkel was making the other day about the passing of generations. It is not about history repeating itself so much as recognition that tragedy is never far away, especially when we don't pay attention.

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    LawDavF

    Lawrence Freedman

  6. I made similar points after financial crash and then wondered whether I had been too alarmist. Now just think maybe delayed reaction (plus immigration/Iraq).

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    Lawrence Freedman