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Past Futures. The Impossible Necessity of History (based on the Joanne Goodman Lectures)

‘It is not necessary to be dull to write about history’, Ged Martin remarks (p. 8). One suspects that many historians would add, ‘but it helps’. This book is a wonderful antidote to that excessive seriousness. The style is crisp, paradox and aphorism abound – ‘historians love paradoxes’, Martin says (p. 3), and he isContinue reading “Past Futures. The Impossible Necessity of History (based on the Joanne Goodman Lectures)”