|Halloween along Penny Lane.|
|Cakes and teas.|
|View from the Mersey of the Three Graces: the Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building.|
|The Museum of Liverpool is the modern white building at the extreme right.|
I noticed this sign. Not that it was attached to an exhibit. The museum is good at signs that tell you what is wrong with the world. That is all you need to know; any exhibit or argument or demonstration or background or context would only detract from the propagandistic purposes of the idealogues who run the museum whose qualifications appear to be ignorance and idiocy.
|All you need to know.|
Fears and hatreds did indeed cause vast numbers of Muslims and Hindus to flee for their lives and millions did die. But it was not British politicians who decided to partition the country; the demand for partition came almost at the last minute from Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Muslim leader who went on to become the first president of Pakistan. It is a bit more complicated than that, as this recent article by William Dalrymple makes clear, but as Dalrymple says the overwhelming drive came from Jinnah; Britain oversaw the division only because it was demanded by Indians themselves.
Anyway, I came away from the Museum of Liverpool feeling that the city was determined to regard everyone as a victim, including itself. If the museum is the best the city can do then Liverpool is not about to regenerate itself very soon.