Sunday, November 13, 2005

Useful narratives

As I listened to the Service of Remembrance on Radio 4 (first time I listened to it for months - in fact, possibly, exactly a year), and heard of the High Commissioners laying wreaths to honour the soldiers of their countries, who had volunteered to fight in the two big wars of the twentieth century, I thought of the silliness of trying to find a "new narrative" for the descendants of many immigrants in this country, particularly the Muslims, most of whom are from the Indian sub-continent.

As ever, the obvious answer is the teaching of history: that of Britain, of the British Empire and, with an eye to the future, as all good history teaching must be, of the Anglosphere. The full posting on the subject can be read on Albion's Seedling.


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