Monday, April 11, 2011

Reflection on British debate on imperial past

If Professor Thompson were a Malaysian or Singaporean in the 1960s, he would have been detained without warrant and jailed without trial for "knowingly or unknowingly" or "wiitingly or unwittingly" spreading the propaganda of the "Communist United Front". Time has changed as "new" knowledge has provided more perspectives on world affairs. Now, mankind no longer lives in the post-Cold War period but an era defined anew by the collapse of the Wall Street in 2008 and the truly historic and massive Arab Revolt in the Middle East and North Africa.