Reshaping our world view
Can we overcome our limited Eurocentric lens of history and expand our gaze globally?
Dr Sachin Nandha
The euro-centric world view being taught in British schools does not equip its people to meet the challenges Brexit will present. Brexit is an ambiguous term in the current climate, often warped to suit an agenda; furious public debate ensues and with such uncertainty of its meaning, and for the practical purposes of this essay, we will simply take the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of ‘withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union’.82 In a post-Brexit era, we must be global thinkers. This essay explores how our current view of the past has been idealised, and how we must expand our minds geographically, temporally and culturally.