What will history say about you?

Earlier this year actor Ben Affleck was accused of selectively editing his family history. Affleck discovered he was a descendant of slave owners while filming for the US TV show Finding Your Roots and was so ashamed that he talked producers into removing the incriminating details. But when an investigation revealed Affleck’s influence over the…

How did a symbol of torture end up on our flag?

The debate about changing the New Zealand flag has incited some bold claims. These include an unfounded meme claiming that removing the Union Jack would have implications for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), and political party New Zealand First waving around a picture of a swastika made up of ‘Red Peak’ flags pieced together. Whenever…