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According to British daily The Telegraph, Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that plans to monitor individuals’ use of the internet would result in Britain losing its reputation as an upholder of web freedom. The plans, by Home Secretary Theresa May, would force British ISPs and other service providers to keep records of every phone call, email and website visit in Britain. Sir Tim has told the Times: ‘In Britain, like in the US, there has been a series of Bills that would give government very strong powers to, for example, collect data. I am worried about that.’ Sir Tim has also warned that the UK may wind up slipping down the list of countries with the most Internet freedom, if the proposed data-snooping laws pass parliament. The draft bill extends the type of data that internet service providers must store for at least 12 months. Providers would also be required to keep details of a much wider set of data, including use of social network sites, webmail and voice calls over the internet

Stéphane Thibault >_

Bogs also served as foci for metalwork deposits. This practice was not restricted to Celtic people, and features for example in Germanic cult […]. The Gundestrup Cauldron, widely seen as the quintessential “ Celtic ” cult artefact, was in fact found in a bog in Himmerland, Denmark […]. Human remains are mainly known from Germanic contexts, but sometimes occur in Britain and Ireland. The Lindow bog body (Lindow Moss, Cheshire) is a recent example. Dating of the body is problematic […], but radiocarbon dates from the most recent analysis cluster around the first century AD […]. Lindow man suffered a threefold death (by axe blows, garrotting and cutting of the throat). Whether or not he was a victim of human sacrifice […], this triplication suggests a death with ritual links. Where datable, however, British bog bodies are mainly of bronze age or Roman date […], and their ritual associations unclear. The extent to which such deposits represent an iron age ritual phenomenon is thus uncertain.

Webster, Jane (1996 [1995]). « Sanctuaries and sacred places », dans Miranda J. Green (dir.), The Celtic World, ch. 24, Routledge, Londres et New York, p. 450.

Stéphane Thibault >_

On peut se demander, à observer ce duel explosif de la France et de l’Allemagne, ce que serait devenu le problème dorien si d’autres nationalités s’y étaient intéressées à la même époque. L’école anglaise, par exemple, hérite du schéma sans y porter une attention particulière, ni le mettre en doute dans ses grandes lignes. Les invasions doriennes font vite parties du stock considérable des idées reçues.

Le nazisme est l’aboutissement ultime de cette théorie de la race, déjà si bien constituée chez Müller [Karl Ottfried, auteur de Die Dorier, 1824]. Quelques mots pour situer les Doriens dans l’histoire nazie : tout y est clair et univoque ; l’esprit grec est dorien, et donc germanique, puisque issu de la même branche nordique de la race aryenne. Les invasions doriennes ont abouti à sauver la Grèce de la contamination asiatique et la quintessence des vertus grecques s’exprime plus que jamais dans le génie militaire du modèle spartiate [« Sparte, considérée à tort ou à raison comme le symbole du dorisme » (p. 44) (…)]. Le tout s’inscrit dans une théorie générale des migrations indo-européennes qui exalte jusqu’au délire la supériorité de l’élément germanique.

Schnapp-Gourbeillon, Annie (1986 [1982]). « L’invasion dorienne a-t-elle eu lieu ? », dans C. Mossé (dir.), La Grèce ancienne, Paris, Seuil, p. 46.