At Every Crucial Juncture In History, The Bad Guys Won

The Scoop (2018) by Kent Monkman. The Canadian theft and murder of indigenous children.

When you learn history—and by ‘you’, I mean ‘me’—you learn an arc. This arc of course bends towards justice, later. The arc starts with an age of discovery followed by enlightenment, then an age of information, leading all…



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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at, and you can reach me at