As for Tony Blair: “I wrote him a letter [about the Iraq war], telling him he had to stick to his guns. I got a letter back, saying, ‘Thanks for the support.’”
“History dropped off the curriculum at GCSE,” Faulks said. “There are a thousand secondary schools who entered not a single candidate at GCSE and you can also see it in politicians. If Tony Blair had a better grasp of history in the 20th century, rather than simply living in the moment, he wouldn’t have invaded Iraq.”
Footnote: Blair took history at O-level and A-level at Fettes College.
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