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Furthermore, we have about 50% of the world's wealth but only 6.3% of its population... In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security.

George F Kennan (19042005)

Policy Planning Study 23
US State Department, 1948

This Week in History:

May 11th - 14th

Test yourself:

Press the buttons to reveal the answers.
1
Who did Mehmet Ali Hagca try to kill and when?
Pope John Paul II in 1981
2
What was the nickname of former Gestapo chief Klause Barbie?
The Butcher of Lyon
3
Who was sentenced to jail for kidnapping and for how long?
Winnie Mandela for 6 years
4
How big was the 2008 earthquake and where did it strike?
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan province, South West China
5
What beat whom at what in 1997?
The computer Deep Blue beat Gary Kasparov at chess
6
What was legalised where in 2004?
Same-sex marriages in Massachusetts

Notes:

There's a BBC mini-feature on YouTube featuring earthquake tourism in Sichuan.

Gary Kasparov talks about artificial intelligence on BBC Click. See this on YouTube.

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