Don’t be fooled by claims of Foreign Office transparency (Don’t be fooled by claims of Foreign Office transparency, 18 Apr 2012, Page 9)


Don’t be fooled by claims of Foreign Office transparency
Caroline Elkins Caroline Elkins is professor of history at Harvard University and Pulitzer-prizewinning author of Britain’s Gulag: The Brutal End of Empire in Kenya
The Guardian
18 Apr 2012

For decades, the British government has crafted and affirmed its own fictions of colonial benevolence. Its officials – both at home and in far-flung colonies – intensely managed a system of document culling, destruction, and removal in the waning days…read more…

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