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Many Japanese speak English. But they do not think our thoughts. They worship at other shrines; profess another creed; observe a different code. They can no more be moved by Christian pacifism than wolves by the bleating of sheep. We have to deal with a people whose values are in many respects altogether different from our own.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

The Mission of Japan, 1937

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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