This essay tackles the question of whether European states censored views on their past as colonizers. Analyzing a wealth of cases, I argue that, after decolonization, most former colonizers began to perceive their colonial crimes as a source of shame. Often, the result was silence and censorship. I conclude that even consolidated democracies find it hard to deal responsibly with their violent past by means of an ongoing public debate, which is an essential feature of any sound democracy.
|Titel||Les Censures dans le monde|
|Plaats van productie||Rennes|
|Uitgeverij||Presses Universitaires de Rennes|
|ISBN van geprinte versie||978-2-7535-4315-7|
|Status||Published - apr-2016|
|Uitgeverij||Presses universitaires de Rennes|
|ISSN van geprinte versie||1255-2364|