Posts Tagged ‘poland

01
Oct
09

Should paedophilies be castrated?

castrationFriend of the programme Nuala got in touch with this story.

Last week Poland’s lower house approved chemical castration in certain cases of pedophilia.

Today Russian lawmakers are considering it. Offenders would, in general, have the choice between chemical castration or a long prison sentence possibly life in prison. Continue reading ‘Should paedophilies be castrated?’

17
Sep
09

On air: The right move?

_44825777_missile226iafp The Czech Republic PM says the US is going to abandon its plan to develop a missile defence system in Europe. The BBC’s Paul Reynolds says, it’s a ‘huge shift’. But is it the right one?

01
Sep
09

On air: Does the Second World War still define how we live?

shipAs Mark has already written about, the 70th anniversary has caused many of us to reflect on the war, and we’ll try and pull together your many discussions within the question above. Can you see the consequences of WW2 in your life? And in the position your country takes in the world today? Continue reading ‘On air: Does the Second World War still define how we live?’

01
Sep
09

Can a country “own” its history ?

History is all about argument. There is no absolute historical truth about anything big in history.” Robert Service, Professor of Russian History, Oxford University.

russian flag

Russia has set up a commission to counter the falsification of history.

The country’s president , Dmitry Medvedev believes there’s an anti-Russian bias in the western media which is becoming “severe, evil and aggressive”

medvedev at his deskHis country’s Prime Minister – Vladimir Putin – will today take part in commemorations in Poland to mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two.

The back drop to today’s events is a row between Russia and Poland over the events that led up to September 1, 1939. Continue reading ‘Can a country “own” its history ?’




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