Letter: He who controls the past...
Thursday 21 January 1999
In reality, of the challenges facing historians as the millennium nears, benchmarking is not the major one. The undermining of the empirical basis of the subject from within by post-modernists, and the down-grading of the subject in schools by a government that looks to the future, while caring not at all about the past, are what historians really need to get agitated about at the moment.
Convener, London Socialist Historians Group
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