GERMANS born post WW2 apparently talk rarely about their country’s role in that vast and bloody conflict. It’s an off-limits topic. Curiously, it is illegal in many European countries and Canada to question or deny some aspects of the war; offenders can face lengthy prison sentences. No other event in history is treated this way. Clearly, such laws are not only ridiculous but also hopelessly outdated. History should be debated and revised, especially in view of it always being written for the benefit of the victors. Besides, what kind of example are so-called developed countries giving to others like Thailand whose privacy laws they often deride?