03
Jun
10

No to Niall Ferguson


Niall Ferguson, the British historian most closely associated with a rightwing, Eurocentric vision of western ascendancy, is to work with the Conservatives to overhaul history in schools. Amidst all the other Con-Dems cuts and attacks on education, allowing an open apologist for imperial rule to re-shape the history curriculum just adds insult to injury – and must be resisted like all the other cuts and attacks.

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1 Response to “No to Niall Ferguson”


  1. 3 June 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Mind you, Ferguson may have a point about the history currently being taught in schools not being fit for purpose, and the need for a more joined-up, narrative account. The question is – whose narrative? How can we counterpose our narrative of a social history, a history from below, to the Tory interpretation of history (like the Whig interpretation, but even worse)? And how can we ensure that it gets a hearing?


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