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A quarter of Britons and Dutch wish they still had empires.
How the failures of the 1919 Versailles Peace Treaty set the stage for today’s anti-racist uprisings.7 min read
The racism that is now the target of protest across the globe is rooted in the decisions made 100 years ago by white men from powerful countries who believed maintaining their dominance was more important than seeking peace through justice.
Britain must face the uncomfortable truth that, contrary to the “economic theory” that insists meritocracy and mercantile enterprise made the country rich, it actually owes a large part of its wealth to its role in the slave trade.
Britain’s heritage is steeped in the remnants and history of slavery, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it.
Understanding the role art played as a sanitiser of violence shows that destroying or removing monuments from public view does not erase history.
What steps can Mauritius take now to get the UK to respect the UN resolution on the Chagos Islands?