We also talked about the myth of ‘Atlantis’. This podcast will be available soon.
I enjoyed the experience and Aidan’s questions were sharp and well informed. As usual with any interview, I had a sense of making a few mistakes as we went along as well as fumbling a few arguments. My premise is that Europeans don’t think enough about the impact of colonialism – and in Britain surveys consistently reveal positive/approving views of empire. Most European nations conquered overseas empires – are surveys like this also carried out in France, Germany, Belgium, Portugal and Spain?
We British an honest accounting with the past – and a national museum of Colonialism and Slavery would be a good start.