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Searching for the Real Story: the challenge of biographical research

Why have some major political ideologues and activists often been tempted to fabricate or spin myths about their own lives? Moreover, what research challenges do such people pose for the historian when it comes to writing accurately about their careers? … Continue reading

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Ministers and the Media: New evidence from the 1980s

The latest batch of British Government files from the 1980s, released to the National Archives (TNA) at Kew, south London, last month, include some interesting new evidence for historians on relations between government Ministers and media experts over questions of openness during times of … Continue reading

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Evil and banality: Himmler’s lost office diaries found

The historian and philosopher Hannah Arendt famously coined the phrase ‘banality of evil’ in her study of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the men appointed by SS boss Heinrich Himmler to carry out the Final Solution. Eichmann seemed … Continue reading

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