It is a litany of uncomfortable and inconvenient truths. Obsessing over these does little to spur progress.
Posts Tagged: British Empire
Interview: Nigel Biggar says human rights are not enough and the British Empire was good as well as bad
If the BBC wants to balance its coverage of the culture war, it should commission this Oxford ethicist to tell the truth about Britain’s past.
Sunder Katwala: Gandhi does not quite fit the bill of recognising ethnic minority Britons on our currency
He may have been one of the greatest figures to shape the 20th century, but a simplistic deification risks losing the complexity of the man.
In his new book, Jeremy Black traces the history of Britain’s relations with the Continent, and how it bears on the Brexit debate.
Ironically, a major reason the UK joined the EEC – a club of former colonial powers – was the hope of preserving imperial clout.
These acts of remembrance may in some slight measure salve grief, and enable those who have not had to endure such things to give thanks for those who do.
Andrew Roberts manages to bring the great man before us in all his variousness in just under a thousand pages.
Daniel Hannan: Like the Windrush children, EU nationals raised here have a moral right to UK citizenship
We must oppose illegal immigration. But making life harder for legitimate residents helps nobody.
Amy Chua says they are blind to the decisive importance of tribal politics – an obliviousness which extends to America itself, and prepared the way for Trump.
A comparison with its neighbour, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is stark.
The sacrifices of our forefathers should inspire us to step up and serve, in our own ways.