Daily Archives: March 17, 2014

By Gideon Rachman
When political leaders start rewriting the past, you should fear for the future. In Russia, Hungary, Japan and China, recent politically sponsored efforts to change history textbooks were warning signs of rising nationalism.

♦ President Putin’s Crimea intervention has won widespread support within Russia and sparked a debate over the country’s Soviet past.

♦ The Ukraine crisis has provided the EU with a cue to start thinking strategically.

♦ Chrystia Freeland says we must stop pussyfooting around Putin’s regime.

♦ Prince Turki al-Faisal, the man who headed Saudi Arabia’s intelligence service for 24 years, has Lunch with The FT.

♦ The New York Times profiles one Saudi’s “Lonely, costly bid for Sunni-Shia equality.”

♦ The Wire introduces the open source coder who wants to be a US Congressman