Case in Point: Radiolab’s “Mau Mau” Broadcast

In my immediately preceding post “The War to End All Wars,” I claimed that because of greater transparency about our motives for fighting wars as well as their horrible costs, we may be more open now than earlier to a reexamination of the past with a critical eye. Even when we uncover facts that make us question our comfortable assumptions about ourselves as a people.

 

If you want an example of what I mean, you can’t do better than this deeply disturbing report from Radiolab on the British response to the Mau Mau Uprising, as it is called, which took place in British Kenya in the 1950s.

 

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