Monday, November 27, 2006

Why Should We Apologise

Tony Blair has come under pressure today to issue a formal apology for Britain's role in the slave trade (here). While he's apologising for that, he might also want to apologise for the numerous deaths that occurred in the Tudor period. Many innocent people were killed in the religious and political struggle to keep one family in power. In particular, the Prime Minister should issue an apology to the family of Richard III, a man who was cut down in his golden years by a future head of state. Alternatively, we could realise that apologies for the sins and events of generations past mean little and achieve less.

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