Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Once again, I am not sure what to make of it
Volokh Conspiracy reports that the "the Swedish government recently apologized to its Baltic neighbors for its previous whitewashing of Communist atrocities in the region". About time, too, one might think. Then one looks at the link and realizes that the only thing the Swedish government is apologizing for is "turning a blind eye" to the post-War occupation of the Baltic countries, which was somehow omitted from Swedish (and, to be fair, many other) history text books, not actual Soviet atrocities or the truth of who really fought the Nazis in those countries towards the end of the war. We have a long way to go before we all face up to the truth about Communism and western collaboration. The discussion on the Volokh site is unusually interesting.