Simon Chesterman: The guilt of nations, 19 October 2000
Show More The Guilt of Nations: Restitution and Negotiating Historical Injustices by Elazar Barkan.
Norton, 414 pp., £21, September 2000, 0 393 04886 1Show More
“... the Inquisition, the Holocaust or the Crusades by name). Seizing on one such act of contrition, Elazar Barkan begins his survey of how countries attempt to deal with historical injustices on a portentous note: ‘Virginia Woolf might have said that on or about 5 March 1997, world morality – not to say, human nature – changed.’ Woolf’s ...”