What will the future bring?

John Aglionby, Financial Times, January 30:

But there is a deeper problem, says Mr Fajrul [Rahman]. “Last year the [Indonesian] government ordered that tens of thousands of schoolbooks be burnt because they dared to suggest that the official version of events surrounding Suharto’s rise to power in 1965 [that he defeated a communist-led coup] should at least be questioned,” he says. “Any nation that is still burning school textbooks in 2007 still has a long way to go before it can call itself civilised.”

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