Rosanna Wiseman is quite right (History Lessons for a Liveable Future): British wealth and British culture were built on the exploitation of the victims of empire. We perpetuate that crime by continuing to swallow the myths of our great imperial adventures at school, in popular literature, at the cinema and on trips to museums and stately homes. We should remember that slavery is an ancient abuse, common since since the beginning of civilisation: classical Athens was more than half slave, ...


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