A lack of historical knowledge is easily exploited in the fractious world of social media.
From the Editor
Though much of the West has withdrawn from empire, one of the world’s rising powers offers the latest twist on imperialism.
The path to democracy is a long one. It should not be taken for granted.
History is at odds with our desire for simple certainties. Can its cultivation of complexity create a better future?
Historiography is one of the essential tools for unlocking the past. Without it, history is a bloodless pursuit.
History on television is long overdue a radical rethink.
A letter from the editor on History Today's first special edition of the 1990s and its synergy with the recent fall of the Berlin Wall.
Paul Lay remembers a historian who was never afraid of engaging with the public.
After decades of advance, democracy in Europe has begun to look curiously vulnerable.