Operation Legacy: How the British Elite Re-Wrote World History

Conservatives are obsessed with the idea that the left wants to erase Britain’s history. Yet that’s precisely what happened when its empire collapsed after 1945, as re-writing the past became a matter of state policy executed on an industrial scale. Here Aaron Bastani explains what was called ‘Operation Legacy’ and how those who care about historical truth aren’t right wing pundits and MPs, but the people toppling statues.

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