This is a really important post. It’s about American history. Our own British history needs a proper review too, but normally it’s too uncomfortable for people to look inward … at our own education … at first. It’s easier and more comfortable to spot the foibles in another’s condition and past. Then maybe we can take the harder step forward. My current favourite broadcaster, Steve Pieczenik speaks about Abe Lincoln and the American Civil War. S.P reflects from his work in Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot.