Thursday, 15 May 2014

What is History: Facts or Social Constructions

Do not fear historical interpretations - Columnist - New Straits Times:



Everywhere, historians and non-historians alike distort history. Therefore, it is important for all citizens to develop a mastery of historical literacy.



One aspect of historical literacy is to use history and its theories as tools of thought. The authentic search for knowledge empowers ordinary citizens to be clear in their thinking and not gullible in the use of history as indoctrination and propaganda.