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Volume 68 Issue 8 August 2018

  • Rising son: the first Japanese man in America
  • Female spies in the Irish War of Independence
  • Who should be allowed to vote?
  • Helmut Schmidt, Germany’s Anglophile Chancellor
  • The enigma of Emily Brontë
  • Italy’s fascist past

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