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HOW PROPAGANDA works: THE NAZI MODEL

German children read an anti-Jewish propaganda book titled DER GIFTPILZ ( “The Poisonous Mushroom”). The girl on the left holds a companion volume, the translated title of which is “Trust No Fox.” Germany, ca. 1938. This post is slightly abridged … Continue reading

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Churchill: Worst Lord of the Admiralty?

Ken’s new book on Churchill’s role as First Lord of the Admiralty (1911-1915)was presented as a lecture last month, at the National Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin and is available here

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Considering Stalin’s Genocides

Norman M. Naimark is a Professor in Eastern European Studies at Stanford University. His latest book is “Stalin’s Genocides”.

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Lenin as Social Architect

It is perhaps significant that Lenin’s biggest contribution to modern Russian life is a monument to death. It was, after all, his characteristic answer to most problems. Lenin’s period of control over Russia (1917-1924) was dominated by war, conflict and … Continue reading

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Assessing the Character of Nicholas II

“The daily work of a monarch he found intolerably boring. He could not stand listening long or seriously to ministers’ reports, or reading them.” Written by Kerensky, the leader of the government which took over from the Tsar in 1917, … Continue reading

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Stalin’s Five Year Plans: Conversation with Szpakowski

Professor Michal Spakowski (Jastrӗbie Droj, Poland) was speaking to Rev Dr Kenneth Baker (Roscommon, Republic of Ireland)

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Historians are seedy and horrible, says Terry Deary

Article by Sarah Ebner He owes his success to history, but the author Terry Deary has described historians as “seedy and devious”. From The Times May 31, 2010

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Stalin and the Salvation of the USSR

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Reinventing Stalin: Modern Historical Trends

Reflecting on a recent post, High Heeled Historian commented that though Stalin may have been responsible for 35 million deaths (which someone computed at about 18% of the entire population) at least he saved the USSR from Nazi Germany. There … Continue reading

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Charles II: Accidental Architect of Empire?

It can be argued that Charles II was the real architect of the British Empire. Though perhaps, he wasn’t an intentional one

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