Can wars can be started by history textbooks ?

ftIf you click here you will  find Gideon Rachman’s article from the Financial Times. In it he argues that “the imposition of an authorised version of events turns education into brainwashing“, and continues “politicians, like academics or ordinary citizens, will naturally have competing views about how to view their national history. But the abuse of political power to impose a single, authorised version of history on a nation’s schools and mass media is when education crosses the line into brainwashing. As we are seeing in Russia today, a public in the grip of a nationalist version of history can be a dangerous thing.”

Have a read and see what you think.

Mr Kydd.

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