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Should we be ashamed of our history?

Monday, 21 September 2020 - 8:15am

Stand-up comedians Konstantin Kisin (@konstantinkisin) and Francis Foster (@francisjfoster) host the YouTube show and podcast TRIGGERnometry, which explores issues that are both important and controversial. In their 30 August 2020 episode, the hosts welcome Nigel Biggar to discuss the topic of history and whether one should be ashamed? The conversation begins, in part, with the discussion concerning events that followed the publication of Biggar's reflections on British colonial history in defence of Bruce Gilley's "The Case for Colonialism" and the development of the Ethics and Empire Project. The conversation includes discussion about the problem of policing free speech in public universities and the failure of universities to champion political diversity, which accompanies the principal discussions concerning imperial history, empires, and the moderate position that such histories include matters and people both bad and good.

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