The wretched existence of those banished to Russia’s freezing expanses east of the Urals is vividly described in this excellent study.
As interesting as counterfactualism may be, we must be careful with its use. Paul Dukes warns against placing undue reliance on what might happen at the expense of what did.
Long overshadowed by the Revolution and the Second World War, there is renewed interest in the earlier, imperialist conflict.
During the first half of the nineteenth century, as Tocqueville perceptively remarked, Russia and the United States had grown to nationhood almost unnoticed. ‘The world learned of their existence and their greatness at almost the same time’. By Paul Dukes.
Historians are becoming more ambitious in the breadth and depth of their coverage. Is there a danger that this will reduce the role of humans to a bit part? Not necessarily, says Paul Dukes.
By taking a rational, global overview of the past, historians can better understand the challenges facing humanity, says Paul Dukes.
Paul Dukes assesses the roles of the major statesmen from Britain, the USA and the USSR during the Second World War and the onset of the Cold War.
Paul Dukes looks at the ups and downs of the relationship between the land of the lions and that of the double-headed eagle.
Paul Dukes reviews a study of the Joint Services School for Linguists, set up during the Cold War to aid UK intelligence operations.
Paul Dukes analyses a number of books on the conflict.