History is re-told to fit the needs of the present, but these distortions create violent conflicts of their own by Jacob Mikanowski / July 17, 2014 / Leave a commentFacebookTwitterLinkedinEmail Published in August 2014 issue of Prospect Magazine A young Ukrainian in Kiev, on a march to celebrate the 104th anniversary of the birth of the anti-Soviet nationalist, Stepan Bandera. © AFP/Getty ImagesHistory and Popular Memory: the Power of Story in Moments of Crisis by Paul A Cohen (Columbia, £24) YOU'VE HIT THE LIMITYou have now reached your limit of 3 free articles in the last 30 days. But don't worry! You can get another 7 articles absolutely free, simply by entering your email address in the box below.When you register we'll also send you a free e-book—Writing with punch—which includes some of the finest writing from our archive of 22 years. And we'll also send you a weekly newsletter with the best new ideas in politics and philosophy of culture, which you can of course unsubscribe from at any time Email Prospect takes your privacy seriously. We promise never to rent or sell your e-mail address to any third party. You can unsubscribe from the Prospect e-mail newsletter at any time.