— making sense of the world around us
- Le Monde diplomatique
I enjoy Le Monde diplomatique . The world famous voice in journalism began in 1954 under the umbrella of the French daily newspaper Le Monde. In 1996 it won editorial and financial independence as a standalone.
It began as a journal to keep diplomats up to date on world events. Contributors are are experts in their fields – area specialists, academics, writers, journalists who are close to the issues and to the people making the news.
It is famous for its in-depth analysis, reliable research and an independent/critical viewpoint.
A recent article by contributor Greg Grandin regarding the history of the Confederate Flag as a symbol of racist reaction to efforts to advance equal rights and integration and as a symbol of atrocities through the years domestically and internationally.
It is a good piece that really makes one think.
Is the backlash an overdue readjustment of racist icons or an opportunity to re-write history.