By Natalie Nougayrède. From Turkey to China, strongmen rewrite the past to suit their ends. But democracies are not immune to this revisionism.
Enoch Powell criticising Commonwealth immigration, and anti-discrimination legislation that had been proposed in the United Kingdom in 1968. “…Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad. “We … Continue reading Enoch Powell: Rivers of Blood
Apologists for empire like to claim that the British brought democracy, the rule of law and trains to India. Isn’t it a bit rich to oppress, torture and imprison a people for 200 years, then take credit for benefits that were entirely accidental?
Thirty years before Adolf Hitler seized power as Germany’s chancellor (1904), German soldiers murdered over 100,000 Herero and Namaqua tribe members in its Southwest Africa colony, now the state of Namibia.
It is a truism that we must remember the past or else be condemned to repeat it. But there are times when some things are best forgotten.