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Bad historians beware: the truth is out there

By Prospect  

This October, inspired by the Guardian’s “bad science” column, Times Higher Education magazine decided to strike a blow for truth-lovers with the nation’s first “bad history” column, written by members of the History & Policy Network. No longer can lazy politicians or cliché-loving hacks slip on their rose-tinted spectacles and moan that things ain’t what they used to be: the professionals are coming. And some cherished British canards have already been hunted down.

How supine, for instance, are today’s MPs?…

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