Tony Abbott wants to clarify a few simple facts about our history:
As the history summit affirmed, understanding history is more than the ability to recite names, places and dates. Even so, it's impossible to have an intelligent discussion about the nature of modern Australian society without a foundation of fact. Just because it's hard to be certain about precisely what happened in some areas or what ought to have happened in others doesn't mean that facts don't matter or that they can safely be left to research on the internet if the need arises.As Atrios would say, "Ouch! The Stupid! It Burns!!!"