While most daily newspapers presented the conflict as black and white, weeklies presented readers with a more sophisticated and nuanced take.
Writers seem to be especially vulnerable in polarized times, when the nuances of works are more likely to be overlooked.
The West’s new approach to Russia – bar it from international organizations, restrict international trade, prevent further military moves – looks just like how it treated Russia in the 20th century.
Russia’s take on the Second World War is not merely for nationalist consumption. The actions of the Soviet Union in defeating Nazi Germany appear to be a blueprint for the Russian attack on Ukraine.
A Kyivan Jewish scholar explains the long history of Jews in Kyiv and how they thrived, despite hostilities. They were forced to flee from the city many times – but always came back.
Putin often uses words to mean exactly the opposite of what they normally do – a practice diagnosed by political author George Orwell as ‘doublespeak,’ or the language of totalitarians.
The International Olympic Committee oversees several humanitarian initiatives. But it avoids letting human rights concerns interfere with the Games, even in countries with rampant violations.
Even after the notorious Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938, some headmasters thought pupil exchanges with Nazi Germany were a good idea.
The complex history of prosecuting Nazi war crimes means elderly men and women are on trial for crimes committed decades ago.
There are major obstacles in confronting the social movement for reparations for the slave trade. Such reparations are a moral imperative, but politically, successfully obtaining them will be hard.
Spain has made it a punishable offence to praise the regime of General Franco.
‘Show trials’ by dictatorships have repeatedly been shown to have no basis in law.
Their crucial contribution to anti-appeasement remains unrecognised, but LGBT+ History Month provides an ideal opportunity to acknowledge this brave group of MPs.
The young woman stands accused of trivialising history but perhaps a more nuanced debate is needed.
Press secretary George Steward had clandestine meetings with Nazi officials as he worked for appeasement with Germany before the second world war.
The US has a long history of forced sterilization campaigns that were driven by the bogus ‘science’ of eugenics, racism and sexism.
The American journalist witnessed the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany. Her nuanced approach offers clues about reporting a polarised society.
Plagues and flu pandemics of the past have led to long-term disadvantages for those affected, and increased prejudice.
US correspondents in Britain played a big part in convincing the American public to support the British war effort.
It may not have been Britain’s finest hour, but was it Fleet Street’s?