Hanoi, (VNA) – The northern border defence war in 1979 has demonstrated Vietnam’s strength and intelligence in critical situations. The art of command during that war is analysed in an article by Associate Professor and Doctor Ho Khang, former deputy director of the Vietnam Military History Institute. In early 1979, when the Vietnam People’s Army toppled the reactionary Pol Pot regime in Cambodia and helped the Cambodian people escape from genocide, the Chinese Government joined some Western countries in launching propaganda campaigns distorting the presence of the Vietnamese voluntary troops in Cambodia, with the aim of sabotaging Vietnam’s revolution and imposing its interest on the Indochina peninsula. As both political and diplomatic pressure failed to produce the desired goal, Chinese leaders mobilized around 600,000 troops along with hundreds of tanks and armoured vehicles to open a direct attack on February 17, 1979 on Vietnam along the full length of … [Read more...] about Art of command in 1979 northern border defence war
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"It's not like the Mona Lisa; there you have a figure that sits in front of a backdrop. [Monet's] water lily ponds, you have the energy definitely not in the center. You have almost this whole web that spreads out over the canvas. It's not a thing in front of a backdrop." … [Read more...] about The long shadow of Claude Monet
From then on, the work was more open, playful, informal and increasingly irregular. His big breakthrough was the Munich Olympics. At the height of the Wirtschaftswunder (economic miracle) and under the liberal spirit of 1968, the Federal Republic needed to show a democratic and egalitarian face in contrast with Hitler's monumental Berlin Olympics of 1936. The site, north-west of the city, had been the dump for wartime rubble. Behnisch and his team reshaped it as a landscape, absorbing spectator seating into the slopes and adding an artificial lake. To avoid large boxy halls, tent-like hanging roofs were proposed at an unprecedented scale, Frei Otto being called in as adviser. … [Read more...] about Günter Behnisch obituary
In 2014, #YesAllWomen went viral on social media after Elliot Rodger said his hatred of women motivated him to kill six people in Southern Calfiornia. #YesAllWomen came as a response to the hashtag #NotAllMen, which began trending after mainstream media linked Rodger’s murder justification to America’s broader culture of misogyny. … [Read more...] about Will #MeToo Become a Movement?
Last year, the Hoxton-based architecture practice AOC set up the Open Studio at the V&A Museum of Childhood in nearby Bethnal Green, east London. The 147-year-old institution was set to be renovated and initial consultation of local schoolchildren had found that they wanted the space turned into the “most joyful museum in the world”. AOC set up the Open Studio to find out how this could be done. It was a test-lab of forums and workshops for children and families, a space where visitors were encouraged to hold objects from the V&A’s collection and answer questions such as: “What is a museum?” … [Read more...] about ‘Part-science lab, part-playground’: how kids made museums take fun seriously