Oon the subtleties of history, on the British, on the subject of who the oppressors are currently. Moral mettle and good courage are sufficiently uncommon, yet Malala Yousafzai’s story is particularly moving. As a 15-year-old in north-west Pakistan’s Swat Valley, she had been an intelligent campaigner for the privilege of young ladies to be instructed; the bizarre domineering jerks of the Taliban boarded her school transport and shot her in the head developed men with firearms against unarmed schoolgirls. She survived, was carried to the UK with her family where, after various operations, she made a noteworthy recuperation, aced English and proceeded with her staggeringly eager, now worldwide crusade. She is so far just 18.