A Sorry Challenge

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May 2003, no. 251
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Taking Responsibility for the Past: Reparation and historical justice by Janna Thompson

Polity, $58.25 pb, 194 pp

A Sorry Challenge

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May 2003, no. 251

Those of us who walk across bridges in support of reconciliation, and sign Sorry Day books, do so because we feel an obligation to recognise and apologise for the destructive legacy of past practices. Sometimes we can speak directly to those people who were taken away; often we are addressing their descendants. As the prime minister continues to point out, many of us are apologising for something for which we are not individually responsible. So what is the source of this sense of obligation, and how can saying sorry make a difference?

Kristie Dunn reviews 'Taking Responsibility for the Past: Reparation and historical justice' by Janna Thompson

Taking Responsibility for the Past: Reparation and historical justice

by Janna Thompson

Polity, $58.25 pb, 194 pp

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