Why is colonialism (still) romanticized? | Farish Ahmad-Noor

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Why is colonialism (still) romanticized? | Farish Ahmad-Noor

Tuesday, 23 June

Colonialism remains an inescapable blight on the present, lingering in the toxic, internalized mythologies and stereotypes that have outlived the regimes that created them, says historian Farish Ahmad-Noor. Examining why these prejudices and narratives persist (and sometimes thrive), he suggests a multidisciplinary approach to reject cultural obsessions with romanticized history and prevent this nostalgia from perpetuating past oppressions.
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