Monday, January 3, 2011

'Nuff said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)

The wrangling over reparations also helped turn the German people against co-operation with the international system.

-- Oxford historian Margaret MacMillan (right) in a New York Times op-ed marking the recent payment-in-full by Germany of reparations assessed against it at the end of World War I. In the essay Macmillan (prior IntLawGrrls posts) seesaws between the good and the bad, the rightness and wrongness of these reparations -- an ambiguity that, as she notes, persists in postconflict situations to this day.

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