- Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:18 am
I'm not sure that anyone can be accused of "burying" history, at least not so much in western Europe. Germany for instance is very good at confronting its past and being honest about what happened. In the UK we still cling to myths.
There are exceptions. I remember on an early "Who Do You Think You Are", Stephen Fry getting very angry about the attitude of some Hungarians over what happened to his Jewish ancestors - "They just went away". No, Fry pointed out, they were rounded up and murdered and your grandparents moved into and took over their property. Further afield, I recently attended a lecture on actual proper history burial in the far east. Several shots of a war museum in Japan where the information plaques omitted any mention of Japan invading anywhere else, and had the absolute beaut of "Following the war between Japan and the western colonial powers, culminating in the dropping of atomic bombs by the US on two Japanese cities, many other colonies in the region asserted their independence and are now thriving independent nations". Yes, only slightly missing something there.
Fox is an idiot with a limited understanding of his own country's history or any sense of perspective, but burying history does exist - just not necessarily where he thinks it happens.
"I've tried to think of something clever to say about Rod Liddle, but I think he's just a cunt."