The forgotten war that has shaped the 20th century

The 20th Century was the bloodiest and most bellicose in human history. In particular the First and Second World Wars are seen to have shaped (at least in the West) our  recent history. As such these two conflicts often dominate school history curricula. However, there is another war from that century which almost no schoolchildren …

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Destroying Confederate statues cannot be seen as a crime against history

One of the more positive consequences of the horrific events in Charlottesville recently has been increased calls to tear down statues commemorating figures from the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Some, including one in Durham, NC, have already fallen. To many American citizens these statues symbolise the ideals the Confederacy stood for, in particular …