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Culture and politics from a contemporary historian‘s perspective. Film analyses and digests of recommended reading and listening. Analyses of historical objects and events for paid subscribers.


Modern and contemporary historian of Britain and the wider world. Focus on conflict and violence; geographies and environments; ideologies, politics, and culture; lifecycles and memory.