Category Archives: Media history

Winston and the Aliens: Churchill believed in extra-terrestrial intelligence

Take us to your leader. A newly-discovered typewritten essay written by former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill appears to show how he anticipated later findings about the conditions required for the existence of alien life in other galaxies. The unpublished 11-page … Continue reading

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Trump versus Roosevelt: two leaders compared

The American fascination with, or possibly contempt for, Donald Trump’s election as President has spawned a new wave of documentaries and newspaper articles by commentators attempting to compare Trump to Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919). Trump’s victory, in the face of the opinion … Continue reading

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‘Little Englander’: some personal thoughts on a contested label

In a teaching session recently I was asked about the term ‘Little Englander’ – what it means, why it is used and where it comes from. I had to admit that, while it is one of those terms that many historians … Continue reading

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