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The Uses and Abuses of History

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The Uses and Abuses of History by Margaret MacMillan
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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.

Author Biography

Margaret MacMillan is the author of Women of the Raj and international bestsellers Nixon in China and Peacemakers: The Paris Conference 1919 and Its Attempt to End the War. The past provost of Trinity College at the University of Toronto, she is now the warden of St. Antony's College at Oxford University.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Main
Imprint
Profile Books Ltd
Pages
256
Dimensions
129x198x14
ISBN-13
9781846682100
Product ID
3955641

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