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The Uses and Abuses of History

by Margaret Macmillan - £8.99  Profile Books Ltd (2010)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781846682100 | ISBN 10: 184668210x

If misrepresented, the past can cause confusion, conflict and tragedy. With care, it can help us to understand the present. Award-winning historian Margaret Macmillan proves that history really does matter.
 
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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