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French colonial empire

that the "positive consequences" of colonization must be taught to students, created a wide uproar, including among many university teachers outraged by what they have called a mark of "historical revisionism (Historical revisionism (political))", and an infringement on the legal principle of academic freedom. '''Sagallo''' or '''Sagallou''' (Russian (Russian language): Сагалло) was a short-lived Russian colony on the Gulf of Tadjoura in present-day


Oslo

director, Erik Rudeng, demanded that its logo be removed from the webpages of the Norwegian Festival of Literature because the controversial historical revisionist (Historical revisionism (political)) David Irving had been invited to give a lecture on his concept of ''truth'' at the festival. David Irving's invitation was withdrawn only a few days later. Rudeng on his side defended the decision by stating that Fritt Ord only sponsored the literature festival in 2008 and thus it was high


Washington, D.C.

: political chronicles, political histories, political hot air, political historical fiction, and of course political thrillers. *Henry Adams' ''Democracy'' is President John Quincy Adams' grandson's satirical send-up of the moral morass that is politics. (Things haven't changed in the 120 years since he wrote it.) Almost certainly President Rutherford B Hayes' least favorite book, this remains a great read two centuries later. *Dan Brown's ''The Lost Symbol'' sold one million copies on the first day it was published, so it's fair to assume that this 2009 book by the author of the ''Da Vinci Code'' could become the most famous D.C. work of fiction of all time. It's a mad chase of arcane conspiracies around D.C.'s Masonic Temple (Washington, D.C. Shaw), National Cathedral, Smithsonian, Washington Monument, and every darkest nook and narrowest cranny of the Capitol Building. *John Grisham's ''The Pelican Brief''. Intrigue, corruption, and homicide on the Supreme Court, and some good chases around the capital city in one of Grisham's most famous thrillers. Republicans may get an unfair portrayal, but this is a good page turner. *George Pelecanos' ''Sweet Forever''. Pelecanos is one of D.C.'s most rare authors—one who knows the city beyond the politics, in and out, and uses it extensively and effectively as the backdrop for some amazing mysteries. In this one, detective Nick Stefanos investigates a drug-related murder on 1980s U St (Washington, D.C. Shaw), leading him into a maze of basketball, dirty cops, the beginnings of the local crack empire, underground music, a thoroughly corrupt mayor's office, and all-around grit in a dangerous city. *Ron Suskin's ''Hope in the Unseen'' and ''The One Percent Doctrine'' are both political, but about very different sides of Washington. The former chronicles the experiences of Cedric Jennings from his nightmarish Ballou High School in Anacostia (Washington, D.C. Anacostia) to the Ivy League. ''The One Percent Doctrine'', on the other hand, is an inside look at the run up to the Iraq War, predicated on the infamous one-percent doctrine coined in the wake of 9 11 by then-Vice President Dick Cheney. *Gore Vidal's ''Lincoln''. America's legendary master of political historical fiction turns his pen on the Lincoln Oval Office, bringing the administration's central figures to life in a way that no biography could. Vidal is famous for his lack of charity to beloved national figures, but even his sharp pen can't quite tarnish the nation's greatest. *Bob Woodward's ''All the President's Men'' is perhaps the nation's single most famous political chronicle: the story of the investigative journalism that unearthed the Watergate Scandal and led to the impeachment and political demise of President Nixon. Woodward remains a huge influence in Washington, particularly due to his eminently readable insider accounts of the workings of the Bush Administration. ''Bush at War'' and ''Plan of Attack'' stand out. The first is a chronicle of the immediate aftermath of the 9 11 attacks and the subsequent decision to invade Afghanistan, and the second addresses the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. In addition to the above, a trip to D.C. is a good time to pick up a presidential biography or two. Favorites include: *Arthur Schlesinger's ''A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House'' is the most famous account of the JFK presidency. Biased, certainly, but it's hard to beat an account by a Harvard historian turned special advisor who was there in the Oval Office to see every decision being made. *Stephen Oates' ''Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.'' Martin Luther King isn't closely associated with the city, but this is a great inspirational read to keep in mind on the Mall, thinking of his ''I Have a Dream'' speech. *Lou Cannon's ''Ronald Reagan: the Role of a Lifetime'' is one of the few mature Reagan biographies that is neither a tribute nor an attack, written about his years in office by the inner-circle chronicler who knew him best. *Frank Friedel's ''Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Rendezvous with Destiny''. FDR's presidency was so influential, and just plain long, that it's difficult to find good one-volume biographies—look no further than this definitive work. *Joseph Ellis' ''His Excellency: George Washington''. A Washington biography is an obvious reading choice on a trip to his namesake city, as his story is the story of the founding of both the nation and the capital (and his estate (Mount Vernon (Virginia)) is an easy day trip outside the city). Ellis' account is very travel-friendly—accessible, humanist, and mercifully short. Film There is no end to the list of films set in D.C., as the nation's capital provides the essential backdrop to just about every political thriller and practically every alien invasion or other disaster movie set in the U.S. There are a proud few, though, that stand out either for their creation of national myths or for having actually captured something of the real culture of the city. *''The Exorcist'' (William Friedkin, 1973) is a rare film in that it is both unmistakably Washingtonian and entirely unrelated to politics. It's best remembered for terrifying audiences with a story uncomfortably plausible to those raised in the Catholic Church. Formidable evil forces and equally formidable Jesuits collide in the struggle for the soul of a young girl living in Georgetown (Washington, D.C. Georgetown), in a tale where the modern humanist world quivers in the face of the ancient and the mystical. *''In the Line of Fire'' (Wolfgang Petersen, 1993): How do you make a D.C. political thriller stand out among all the rest? Simple: Clint Eastwood is the Secret Service agent, and John Malkovich is the psychopathic assassin. If you intend to watch, you should also plan to add the legendary Old Ebbitt Grille in the West End (Washington, D.C. West End) to your dining itinerary. *''The More the Merrier'' (George Stevens, 1943): A goofy romantic comedy, widely hailed as one of the best of its kind, set in WWII-era D.C., amidst the acute housing shortage faced by war workers, soldiers and other travelers during WWII. *''Mr. Smith Goes to Washington'' (Frank Capra, 1939) is the defining American myth of the ability of political idealism to stand up for the people against entrenched political interests and corruption, and, just maybe, to win. Nary a cynic remains tearless through Jimmy Stewart's defining performance. The movie is shown outdoors on the National Mall nearly every summer for Screen on the Green. *''A Few Good Men'' (Tom Cruise, 1992): A dynamic Navy JAG attorney blends two D.C. professions often overlooked beneath the glow of the Capitol Dome. As LT Daniel Kaffee, Tom Cruise realizes that his Naval service is more than just a resume bullet as he defends two Marines charged with murder. From the Navy Yard to a seedy New York Avenue motel to the leafy streets of gentrified Adams Morgan (Washington, D.C. Adams Morgan), this film gives Washington, D.C. an honest portrayal. More importantly, the story is a window into the idealism of many young D.C. transplants who move to town in search of a chance to change lives for the better. *''All the President's Men'' (Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards; 1976): An unflattering and historically accurate portrayal of the events surrounding the Watergate scandal and the subsequent investigation by ''Washington Post'' journalists Bob Woodward (Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Hoffman) *''The Nine Lives of Marion Barry'' (2009) is an HBO documentary that takes a look at Washington during its boom-and-bust period under the city's most infamous local politician, four-term mayor Marion Barry. The film provides a balanced and unique insight that is necessary to truly understand America's capital, including the areas dismissed by most visitors to the city. Get in By plane Washington, D.C. (


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criticism. Like any other growing media force, Korean pop culture has come under attack in the countries it spreads to, as is the case in nations like Japan, China, and Taiwan (Republic of China). Anti-Korean attitudes are suspected to be rooted in historical hatreds and ethnic nationalism.

, historical causes last1 Nam first1 Soo-hyoun last2 Lee first2 Soo-jeong date February 17, 2011 accessdate March 16, 2011 work Korea JoongAng Daily publisher JoongAng Ilbo In Japan, an anti-Korean comic book, ''Hating the Korean Wave'' or ''Hate Korea: A Comic'' was released in July 26, 2005, which became a #1 bestseller on Amazon.co.jp. Japanese actor Sousuke Takaoka openly showed his dislike for the Korean wave on his Twitter, which triggered an internet movement


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