Uses and Abuses of History

Uses and Abuses of History MACMILLAN, Margaret

The past is capricious enough to support every stance - no matter how questionable. In 2002, the Bush administration decided that dealing with Saddam Hussein was like appeasing Hitler or Mussolini, and promptly invaded Iraq. Were they wrong to look to history for guidance? No; their mistake was to exaggerate one of its lessons while suppressing others of equal importance. History is often hijacked through suppression, manipulation, and, sometimes, even outright deception. MacMillan's book is packed full of examples of the abuses of history. In response, she urges us to treat the past with care and respect.
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ISBN
9781846682100
Uitgever
Profile Books Ltd
Druk
1e
Verschenen
01-01-2010
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
208 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Geschiedenis

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