The mis-educated British, or why Boris Johnson has an audience

Many Britons have grown up believing their homeland saved and civilised the world, while atrocities, genocide and human rights abuses often go unmentioned. Successive governments have failed to narrow this knowledge gap, whether by setting up truth commissions, establishing a museum of colonialism or teaching schoolchildren about colonialism as part of the standard curriculum.

Why do archive files on Britain’s colonial past keep going missing? | Siobhan Fenton

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