The Uses and Abuses of History (Paperback)
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The Uses and Abuses of History (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 01/04/2010
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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.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846682100
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 151 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
No history lover should fail to digest the lessons of this short but brilliant book. -- Simon Heffer * Daily Telegraph *
A magnificent book, wise and timely * Tribune *
This is history used as its own best argument * Toronto Sun *
Swift and bracing * Independent *

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