Do great individuals make history, bending events to their will, or does that only seem to be the case when past events take on the air of inevitability? At Prospect, a number of recent pieces—collected here—have tackled this fascinating question.
This is your chance to read:
- Piers Brendon on how history could have been very different for Charles de Gaulle
- Miri Rubin reflecting on how Adam and Eve embedded the seed of modern misogyny
- Simon Schama telling us about his earliest memories
- Colin Grant arguing that turning Martin Luther King Jr into a monument de-fangs his radicalism and political cunning
- And Ferdinand Mount on how the Cambridge spies trashed their legacies
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