Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is author of World War Two: A Military History (New York, 2004) and Altered States: America Since the Sixties (London, 2006).

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  • Dinner in Moscow
    October 24, 2019

    Dinner in Moscow

    If Hitler struck at the Soviet Union to get at Britain, recalling Napoleon’s attempt in 1812 to cut Britain away from the Continental trading system, Stalin’s response to Hitler (Lukacs insists) powerfully reflected his own animosity to Britain. In each case, hostility to Britain’s political position was a significant factor…

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  • Dinner in Moscow
    October 2006

    Dinner in Moscow

    June 1941 is an important and valuable book. Rather than provide the lives of Hitler and Stalin in parallel, historian John Lukacs seeks carefully to probe the dynamic of the relationship between the two men in order to illuminate a pivotal moment in world history.

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  • Arms, Violence, and the State A Historical Perspective
    January 1998

    Arms, Violence, and the State A Historical Perspective

    Governments today seek to monopolize violence and to control the ability of people to defend themselves, their families, and their communities. In doing so, governments present themselves not only as representatives and protectors of their people, but also as the necessary end of the historical process.

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  • September 1997

    Johnny Bull Can't Read

    Education has long been a political hot potato in Britain. For decades it has been the central issue that links national politics to the politics of the localities, the politics of class, and the politics of party.

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  • British and American Elections: A Comparative Look
    November 1996

    British and American Elections: A Comparative Look

    In June 1996, the funding of British politics came to front page prominence with a controversy over the funding of political opposition to greater integration within the European Union.

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  • Government and the Press
    February 1996

    Government and the Press

    Capitalism has moved the democratization of society in a conservative direction, because at the same time that the differing wealth and income of individuals ensures that their purchasing power varies, each is a consumer able to make his or her own purchasing decisions.

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  • Whig History and Lost Causes
    January 1996

    Whig History and Lost Causes

    It is totally misleading to present history as if its course was inevitable. The past cannot be understood if the elements of chance and contingency are ignored. To assume that what happened was bound to happen—the teleological interpretation of history—takes away the options facing individuals, groups, and governments in the past.

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  • Contingency and Chance in Scottish and American History
    November 1995

    Contingency and Chance in Scottish and American History

    Why did the Americans win and the Jacobites lose? The classic answer is that the Americans represented the future, a future of liberty, freedom, secularism, and individualism.

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  • October 1995

    Continental Drift

    It is apparent that enthusiasm for the EC, let alone a federal Europe, is limited in Britain, and that much of the history of political convergence over the last 40 years is to be sought in the calculations of particular politicians and political groups, rather than in any moves reflecting a popular groundswell.

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