Members of the Defence Forces during the first major event in Ireland to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, at Dublin Castle last year. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Commemoration of historic events and remembering those who died in conflicts invariably involves making moral judgements on the participants and the j(...)

 Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg:  today is the  anniversary of the failed plot against Hitler, on July 20th, 1944. Photograph: ullstein bild via Getty Images

His desk, chair and phone are gone but, otherwise, things look the same in the office of Count Claus von Stauffenberg, where he waited to hear his fat(...)