Britain received more Marshall aid than Germany, but spent much of it propping up a delusion.
From the Editor
Social mobility and self-invention in the pre-digital age.
Can the collective endeavour of history still be our guide in the age of solipsism?
When it comes to rapid world-changing events, the Meiji Restoration has few equals.
How does the process of colourisation affect our understanding of history?
Projects for a peaceful Europe go back centuries. Occasionally, they succeed – for a while at least.
The British public are obsessed with the First World War, but know little about how it was brought to an end.
An enchanting series revealed the strangeness of the past to generations of children.
The late, great American novelist performed an important, but little-known, cultural role during the Cold War.
Literature and the visual arts have long sought to depict the nature of conflict. But what about music?