A TED talk about forgetting 1965, just when we need to remember it

Two years ago, I gave this short TED Talk about imaginary husbands, telling lies, and the mass killings that slashed across Indonesia in 1965. I know many people will hate it, and will disagree most violently when I say that the long silence that followed the killings was probably a good thing.

But we mustn’t forget for ever. I post the unedited version of the 5 minute talk now, to remind us all what can happen in Indonesia (what HAS happened in Indonesia, in my own lifetime) when the Powers That Be encourage racial, religious or ethnic conflict.

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