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Using History, Making British Policy: the Treasury and the Foreign Office, 1950–76

To historians, the intrinsic value of history is self-evident. However, the study of history as an intellectual activity extends beyond the careful reconstruction and critical analysis of the past. For the past seeps into the present: it shapes the identities, perceptions, and attitudes of individuals and institutions. ‘History’ and historical analogies are also widely used—andContinue reading “Using History, Making British Policy: the Treasury and the Foreign Office, 1950–76”