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V.G. Kiernan

V.G. Kiernan (1913-2009) was a professor of modern history at the University of Edinburgh. His books include The Lords of Human Kind: Black Man, Yellow Man, and White Man in an Age of Empire (Little, Brown); British Diplomacy in China: 1880-1885 (Octagon Books) and The Revolution of 1854 in Spanish History (Oxford University Press).


  • History March 2, 2009

    The Politics of Pain

    It is conceivable that torture will go on spreading underground until it is strong enough to break out once more and redouble the embitterments of classes and of races. If so, mankind is lost.

    V.G. Kiernan