The unstable authoritarian pathway that many post-colonial African states followed was facilitated by the way in which European empires undermined democratic elements within African societies.
Indonesia’s physicians were active in the nationalist movement. They were involved in associations and political parties. They also became authors and activists.
Recent political events have raised the subject of Irish unity once again. But several issues need to be addressed first.
As the British Museum gears up for some soul-searching about our inner Celt, 500 dons are gathering with much the same mission.