How much do you know about the Cold War? As a student in the UK, before the second half of this academic year all I knew about it was that it was some sort of struggle involving spies and nuclear weapons but after nearly six months of studying it, I feel much more illuminated on the subject.
There is a huge controversy over why it began and the events during the Cold War are debated back and forth. Whilst I am not going to promote my theory, I was simply wondering how many of us have a detailed knowledge of the issue? Have we simply swallowed the ‘official’ version like the masses on both sides during the Cold War or have we conducted our own research, acknowledged other opinins and then made an informed judgement?
That is education right? To analyse what we are being told in order to see if it is valid or not. The same applies to any other event in history. As the saying goes, ‘history is written by the victors’ and so it is easy to be misled. The question we need to ask ourselves is, how informed are we?
A Worried Student