The Beastie Boys want it all on the record.
“May this book help me to be clearer in spirit, simpler in thought, greater in love.” Unlikely as it may seem, so begin the voluminous diaries of one of modern history’s most diabolical figures: Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda for the Third Reich. Despite these noble intentions, the entry soon reveals the ugly disposition of the man who became a fanatical member of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle.
Sweden’s Tommy Tuvuynger and his team of professional hunters don’t have to go far to find their prey. Tuvuynger is employed to keep down rabbit numbers in the Swedish capital, Stockholm.
Hezbollah’s leader accused a German magazine of engaging in a conspiracy with Israel and the West after it reported that the militia group orchestrated the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. “In regards to the Der Spiegel article, I want to say that the conspiracy is there,” Hassan Nasrallah said during a speech in Beirut, Lebanon, on Monday. “What Der Spiegel wrote about our involvement in the Hariri assassination is nothing but an Israeli accusation, and we will deal with it on that basis,” he added
Germany’s Nazi past continues to unsettle its present. Privileged clans and mighty industries alike have subjected themselves to public scrutiny and painful mea culpas over activities and associations before and during World War II. But the latest controversy links the poisoned mementos of Auschwitz to the ongoing global financial crisis in a still unraveling tale of leveraged buyouts, corporate hubris and financial humiliation.