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plasma-engineer's Avatar Jump to comment 63 by plasma-engineer

I went to the same school as William Wilberforce but I have never been allowed any credit for his work to end slavery.

On the other hand, somehow, as a British subject, apparently I do inherit the blame for what Cromwell did in Ireland and for all sorts of crimes committed against humanity in the name of the British Empire.

No justice! But the past is a foreign country and I think we share much less with our ancestors of a century ago than we do with the ordinary people in most foreign countries of the world today.

Sat, 18 Feb 2012 16:56:57 UTC | #919283