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REGULARS 28 A Year in Pictures: 1967

by Richard Overy 70 E x t r a o r d i n a r y P e o p l e : Alain Locke by Jeffrey C Stewart 98 Museum of the World: Alan Shepard’s spacesuit, c1959 by Kassia St Clair THEBRIEFING 6 Viewpoints: Afua Hirsch on the historical statue debate J, Ana Lucia Araujo on the Brazil museum fire, Alex von Tunzelmann on historical accuracy in films, and Lesley Downer on Japan’s Meiji Restoration 14 History Headlines: The latest news from the world of history, in digestible chunks 16 Inside Story: Peter Frankopan on the historical roots of Asia’s transformation J

CULTURE 72 The Conversation: Mary Fulbrook and

Richard J Evans discuss her book on the aftermath of the Holocaust J

80 Agenda: The latest events, TV and fi lm JOURNEYS 84 In the footsteps of… A 17th-century explorer in Canada by Margaret Small 92 Global City: Rome by Ferdinand Addis 94 Wonders of the World: St Basil’s

Cathedral, Moscow by Paul Bloomfield

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Peter Frankopan Author of bestseller The Silk Roads and a new follow-up volume, Frankopan’s Inside Story piece on page 16 explains why we need to shift our focus from recent upheavals in the west to the more radical changes taking place farther east in Asia. It’s a transformation, he argues, without historical parallel for over 500 years.

Mary Fulbrook Over seven decades after the end of the Second World War, and despite a number of trials, real justice remains elusive for many perpetrators and victims of Nazi violence, as Mary Fulbrook discusses on page 72. “What historians have not done to date,” she says, “is show the specific failures of waves of prosecution.”

Afua Hirsch At the centre of a storm of controversy following her 2017 newspaper column suggesting that Britain should consider felling statues of its historical heroes, Hirsch assesses the current situation on page 6. “The refusal to engage with matters of historical record was, ironically, the best example of the problem I raised,” she says.

Ian Kershaw A leading chronicler of Nazi Germany, Kershaw is particularly well placed to assess how today’s extremist movements compare with history’s most infamous examples. He argues in our Big Question feature on page 18 that “The polarisation does not – at least, not yet – come close to the extremism seen in Europe during the 1930s.”

Linda Yueh From recessions to trade wars, recent years have witnessed a series of financial shocks that reverberated around the globe. On page 44, Yueh considers what some of the leading historical names in the field of economics – including Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes – would have said about these issues.

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