When history is weaponised for war
Could the perversion of truth get any worse? Even the most empire-addicted, power-driven tyrant should have better things to do than wage war in the name of myth and legend. Still, Vladimir Putin is not the first autocrat to weaponise history and definitely won't be the last. Simon Schama explains that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is just another demonstration of the truism uttered by an obliterator of the truth as he explores how history has been used to justify violence in the past.
From Financial Times