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Calais: Let Them In

Evoking Churchill’s ‘We Shall Fight Them On the Beaches’ speech of June 4 1940, Prime Minister Cameron, while visiting Vietnam a few days ago emphasized the “ 688 more words


Is political advertising as effective as we like to think? Sam Delaney’s new book argues that the power of spin is over-rated. Dominic Sandbrook [£] agrees:

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Who’s Britain’s Hunkiest Liberal-Left Journalist?

Many of our new readers have complained that we’ve been biased by focusing on Right Wing Journalist Hunks and Patriotic-but-Sexy World Cup Journalists. To show that we are fair and balanced, we now bring you the view from the Left. 883 more words

A new British History blog

This is a quick blog just to mention a new blog dedicated to the history of post-war Britain, simply titled British Contemporary History (not to be confused with the journal… 125 more words

British History

Strange Days: Cold War Britain. A Sneering.

Pastiche Politics.

Strange Days: Cold War Britain is a three part series shown on BBC.

The second section was broadcast last night.

The BBC describes it as follows, “Dominic looks at the front line of the conflict as a newly prosperous Britain of consumerism was pitched against the Soviet ideal of communism.” 452 more words


Why Dominic Sandbrook is wrong to compare George Orwell with Winston Smith

“Welcome to Cold War Britain”, and so begins historian Dominic Sandrbook’s latest BBC series on the war which “framed all our lives”.

‘Strange Days’ examines the ideological battles that took place in post-war Britain, as Soviet-Communism emerged as the new enemy within, just months after the defeat of Nazism. 2,608 more words