“‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’, wrote Santayana at the dawn of the twentieth century. And indeed, throughout history, politicians and policy-makers have — more or less self-consciously — turned to the lessons of their nation’s past to shape their judgement and inform their decision making. I shall be asking the question, ‘Is this a strategy which can be followed today?’ when the boundaries of nationhood are giving way to global histories and narratives in which forgetting is as important as remembering.”
Date: Tuesday 19th November 2013, 6.00-8.15pm
Location: UCL Cruciform Lecture Theatre, UCL Main Campus, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
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