Posts Tagged ‘history’

Busting the myths of the WW1 apologists

by Dominic Curran.

This summer will mark the outbreak of the First World War and, although comment has gone quiet since the beginning of this year, the usual apologist discourse for the waging of this war will doubtlessly soon recommence. Such accounts are however part of a revisionist attempt to construct a myth of a ‘just war’ to justify present western military […]

A less biased history from the opening ceremony

by Conrad Landin.

This year, our TVs have been dominated by a very certain version of history. As the BBC fawned over the diamond jubilee, Dominic Curran, writing on Left Futures, was right to point out another British tradition and history: that of radicalism. And to my surprise, this was at least recognised in tonight’s opening ceremony, even […]

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