Category: opinion

Can fiction ever be an alternative to history?

By Taufiq Hanafi* Source : The Jakarta Post, september 30 2016 In the preface to the textbook Sejarah Nasional Indonesia (Indonesian National History, 1990), historian and former education minister Nugroho Notosusanto draws a comparison between the coming...

Remembering the Indonesian Killings

By Nathaniel Mehr Source: Lomdon Progressive Journal, June 5, 2009 When the Indonesian army’s strategic reserve crushed an internal army mutiny on 1st October 1965, the reserve’s leader, General Suharto, seized the opportunity to...