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Upcoming British Library talks explore controversial aspects of America’s recent past

The British Library’s spring and early summer season includes a number of talks devoted to some controversial aspects of America’s recent history, such as the Vietnam war, the roots of ‘America First’, the evolution of Anglo-American relations, the impact of … Continue reading

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History restored: New technology recreates JFK’s ‘unspoken speech’ from 1963

I recently gave a lecture on the nature of U.S. foreign policy during the all-too brief presidency of John F. Kennedy, who was in the White House 1961-63. Kennedy, of course, was particularly skilled at oratory, and the 35th president … Continue reading

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Alt-America: New book explores the rise of the radical right in the age of Trump

A new book by U.S. journalist and historian David Neiwert, Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump (Verso, 2017), explores how the American extreme right has been growing steadily since the 1990s and has now received a considerable … Continue reading

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Is America still haunted by its past? New edition of BBC’s ‘World Histories’ magazine explores the question

The publishers of the very popular BBC History magazine, a monthly publication which investigates all aspects of history and the past, recently launched an exciting new companion magazine entitled World Histories, and issue no. 7 of this has just been … Continue reading

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‘Corporate Personhood’ – an American Phenomenon

What is ‘corporate personhood’? In relation to American history, it refers to a long legal debate over the degree to which the rights normally given to persons should also be given to corporations. Why does this matter? It matters enormously, … Continue reading

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Rethinking our global past: new edition of BBC’s ‘World Histories’ magazine

Do you need a glossy but stylish history magazine to dip into during those precious quiet moments in our busy lives? The publishers of the very popular BBC History magazine, a monthly publication which investigates all aspects of history and the … Continue reading

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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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