Self-delusion about Self-rule

I realised many years ago that those who are the most determined to be stridently ashamed of Britain’s colonial history / Britain’s part in the Boer War do not actually study or read about it at all, let alone objectively. Instead, they have...

“Arguably a warmonger”

I was recently made aware of this article: https://www.litnet.co.za/krugers-earring/#comment-369008 I will let you make your own mind up on it, but what interested me more was the comments section, and the fact that the person who sent me the...

The ‘Boer’ republics

‘When I was a child, the Matabele came, they swept over us like the wind and we bowed before them like the long white grass on the plains. They left us and we stood upright again. The Boers came and we bowed ourselves under them in like manner...

Confirmation Bias

I am always amused by the way Defenders of the Myth approach the Boer War with a very fixed notion of what they want to have happened – ie. that the Boers were helpless, innocent victims of a nasty British bully, but, at the same time, also the...

More clutching at straws…

Peter Dickens recently posted another excellent, detailed, and well-researched article on his blog: War is Cruelty In this, almost as a passing comment, Dickens noted that the guerrilla phase of the Boer War lasted about two years – meaning it...