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The Last Hollow Laugh

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Francis Fukuyama’s The End of History and the Last Man (1992). Rarely read but often denigrated, it might be the most maligned, unfairly dismissed and misunderstood book of the post-war era. 39 more words


A Level History Without Tears

The best thing about reading A Level textbooks for history is the knowledge that there is no exam at the end of it. Add to that the fact that there is no course work either!   229 more words


Looking Down The Corridors

Title:                      Looking Down The Corridors

Author:                 Kevin Wright

Wright, Kevin (2015) and Peter Jefferies. Looking Down The Corridors: Allied Aerial Espionage over East Germany And Berlin 1945-1990… 739 more words

Cold War

REVIEW: Exposed, Helen Dunmore

Cold War Britain and stories of deception were beginning to fill the newspapers. Suspicion was everywhere and in particular, London. When Giles Holloway falls down the stairs and becomes incapacitated, his inability to return important files to work triggers a series of events which will effect the lives of Simon Callington and his wife, Lily and their three children for a long time to come. 506 more words


Research note on the USSR & the Cold War

I wrote this up in order to consolidate a few threads that have been dragging behind me for a while. I’m still far from being able to demonstrate all of this satisfactorily, and it’s undoubtedly wrong in some areas since this is constructed entirely from memory of sources I read (some of them years ago), but with those caveats in mind I decided to post it here as a kind of signpost of where I am in regards to the question of the USSR and the Cold War. 642 more words

Interactive Workshop on Musical Denazification and the Cold War at LSE Conference, March 28, 2017

On March 28th, 2017, 11:40-13:10 I will be giving a workshop on ‘Music, Identity and Nationalism with Reference to the Third Reich and early Cold War Period’, at the ASEN Conference on Anthony D. 656 more words


Who Lost Russia ? How the World Entered a New Cold War

Book Review

Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War

By Peter Conradi One World, £18.99, 560 pages

You have to feel for Peter Conradi. 967 more words

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