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

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

Update: 2020-06-2315
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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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Phil Lamport

That was a lot of words but, I'm still in the dark about what his point was. Surely that is the opposite of the purpose of a ted talk? Of course, maybe I'm just not smart enough to understand what was being said. Kudos to this gentleman however for stepping up and making a speech as practice and feedback is the only way to improve the art of communication.

Jun 23rd
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Why is colonialism (still) romanticized? | Farish Ahmad-Noor

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

Farish Ahmad-Noor