We live times in which thinking along the lines of "official truth" is good for the individual's welfare. Now, even the way History should be taught is defined by governments, like for example in France. For the French government the positive role of colonisation MUST (sic!) be taught at school. That's less than two weeks after the turmoil in their suburbs. France who was teaching lessons of freedom, democracy and respect of civil liberties to W's America...
Anything other than the official, soviet-style truth is called heresy. And heresy is a "bad" thing nowdays. But what is the original meaning of heresy? Heresy comes from αιρεσις, which used to mean choice in Ancient Greece.
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