Earlier this year the UK daily press and all main TV channels welcomed research at the Natural History Museum which, they said, shows our ancient ancestry was black. It is the media’s interpretation of a facial reconstruction on the skull of Britain’s oldest skeleton, the 10,000-year-old Cheddar Gorge Man.
A conversation that might easily have taken place in (say) 1923 between Lenin and Trotsky a few months before Lenin’s death. The detailed prescience with which I have endowed both Lenin and Trotsky can only be described as a logical and historical outrage. However, Trotsky did, indeed coin the word racist.