The Uses and Abuses of History

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The Uses and Abuses of History

by Margaret Macmillan

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Publisher: Penguin Canada

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History is useful when it is used properly: to understand why we and those we must deal with think and react in certain ways. It can offer examples to inform our decisions and guesses about the consequences of our actions. But we should be wary of looking to history for dogmatic lessons.We should distrust those who abuse history when they call on it to justify unreasonable claims to land, for example, or restitution. MacMillan illustrates how dangerous history can be in the hands of nationalistic or religious or ethnic leaders who use it to foster a sense of grievance and a desire for revenge.


 

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The Uses and Abuses of History (Joanne Goodman Lecture Series)

The Uses and Abuses of History (Joanne Goodman Lecture Series)

by Margaret Macmillan

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Publisher: Penguin Canada

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New unread book. Has overstock mark on the edge. Book DescriptionISBN-10: 0143054783 | ISBN-13: 978-0143054788 | Publication Date: March 17, 2009The 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.

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The Uses and Abuses of History (Joanne Goodman Lecture Series)

The Uses and Abuses of History (Joanne Goodman Lecture Series)

by Margaret Macmillan

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8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Trade paperback. Essentially as new. 194 pages.

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The Uses and Abuses of History (Joanne Goodman Lecture Series)

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