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The uses and abuses of history

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MacMillan, Margaret
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MacMillan make an impassioned plea for the importance of history in this short and precise book. She focuses primarily on the misuses of history by nationalists, fundamentalists, states(war, foreign policy,etc), identity politics and the malleability of memory. Her bottom line: Question those who offer tidy claims to the truth. A thoughtful, readable and important book by this Canadian historian
Phil (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)
02/02/15