Looking back on the Second World War in which he had participated, a British historian argued that the war had a “great and central equivocation…: on the one side, it was a fight against tyranny and racism. That is how the peoples, increasingly, saw and fought it. On the other side, it was a fight to preserve the interests of powers and potentates. And this is how crucially important leaders and governments saw and fought it. Much sorrow and defeat was to come from this equivocation….” Basil Davidson, Scenes from the Anti-Nazi War (New York, Monthly Review Press, 1980), pp. 17-18. What are your thoughts?