Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Whitewashing colonial history

This action by the French Parliament should be roundly condemned.

France's parliament voted Tuesday to uphold a law that puts an upbeat spin on the country's painful colonial past, ignoring complaints from historians and the former French territory of Algeria. The law, passed quietly this year, requires school textbooks to address France's "positive role" in its former colonies. France's lower house, in a 183-94 vote, rejected an effort by the opposition Socialists to kill the law.

(from Yahoo, temporary URL)


Rajan P. Parrikar said...

Note also that the French have no qualms about giving honorary doctorates, awards and grants to Leftist Indian 'historians' from JNU and elsewhere who manufacture Indian history by blackening the Hindus, and whitewashing Islamic & Christian atrocities.

Arun said...

Birds of a feather...