Category Archives: Blog

  1. COVID-19 and Macron’s “Society of Free Individuals”

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    October 16, 2020 by Andrew W M Smith

    One of the things I enjoy about teaching Contemporary History and Politics is the sense of a subject in motion. …
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  2. Thinking through change, thinking through empire

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    June 15, 2020 by Andrew W M Smith

    Whatever else happens, the sense of change swirling around the world at the moment is palpable. We do, as they …
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  3. Apples and Sestertii: Shifting Symbols of Chirac

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    September 27, 2019 by Andrew W M Smith

    The slick Caius Preposterous knew how to turn a deal. He also knew the way to political power. How to …
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  4. Le Chant des Partisans: 75 years since a song took flight

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    July 24, 2018 by Andrew W M Smith

    When Andre Malraux eulogised Jean Moulin and the ‘army of shadows’ on the steps of the Panthéon in December 1964, …
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