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The Uses and Abuses of History.

Author: Margaret Macmillan
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Macmillan, Margaret.
Uses and Abuses of History.
London : Profile Books, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Macmillan
ISBN: 9781847652003 184765200X
OCLC Number: 727647893
Description: 1 online resource (282 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; 1. The History Craze; 2. History for Comfort; 3. Who Owns the Past?; 4. History and Identity; 5. History and Nationalism; 6. Presenting History's Bill; 7. History Wars; 8. History as a Guide; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Further Reading; Index.

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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.

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No history lover should fail to digest the lessons of this short but brilliant book.

 
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