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 comment Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email 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 Images History and Popular Memory: the Power of Story in Moments of Crisis by Paul A Cohen (Columbia, £24) It is great to see that you are enjoying the Prospect website. You have now reached your allowance of 3 free articles in the last 30 days.Don’t worry—to get another 7 articles absolutely free, just enter your email address in the box below. You are in complete control of which 7 articles you choose to read. Register now to enjoy more of the finest writing on politics, economics, literature, the arts, philosophy and science. When you register, we’ll also send you our free e-book—The past in perspective—which considers how reflecting on the past can give great insight into the present AND we’ll send you our free weekly newsletter. (If you prefer not to receive the newsletter you can unsubscribe 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.