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There is no consensus even tod...

There is no consensus even today on the merits of Napoleon - and certainly no agreement on the rights and wrongs of the origins of the First World War.

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The tragedy of 9/11 galvanised...

The tragedy of 9/11 galvanised the American superpower into action, leaving us in Europe divided in its wake.

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Wisely used history can give p...

Wisely used history can give pleasure and provide us with a useful tool; but we should not become its slaves.

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No military timetable should c...

No military timetable should compel war when a successful outcome, namely a disarmed Iraq may be feasible without war, for example by allowing more time to the UN inspectors.

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We must admit that history is ...

We must admit that history is enjoyable to a large extent because it enables us to pass judgment on the past.

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War on Iraq runs the risk of t...

War on Iraq runs the risk of turning the Middle East into an inexhaustible recruiting ground for anti- western terrorism.

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Diplomacy is unfashionable in ...

Diplomacy is unfashionable in the world of knee-jerk reaction and the dogmatic sound bite on television.

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There are thus great swathes o...

There are thus great swathes of the past where understanding is more important and reputable than judgement, because the principal actors performed in line with the ideas and values of that time, not of ours.

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If Margaret Thatcher had been ...

If Margaret Thatcher had been Prime Minister at the time, there would have been no Treaty of Maastricht.

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It is normal for politicians i...

It is normal for politicians in all countries to profess themselves the pupils of history, anxious to draw the right lessons from her teaching.

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We should be wary of politicia...

We should be wary of politicians who profess to follow history while only noticing those signposts of history that point in the direction which they themselves already favour.

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But Germany will always suffer...

But Germany will always suffer, I fear, from the intensely dramatic character of the crimes of the Third Reich.

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Владимир Высоцкий за рулем своего Mercedes 450. Ума Турман, 1986 год. Джек Николсон в тестовом гриме для фильма "Иствикские ведьмы", 1987 год....

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«Титаник» покидает гавань и выходит в Кельтское море. Последняя фотография лайнера над водой. 10.04.1912 г. Сибирячка и зашедшие в гости медвежата, 1900 г. Заброшенный парк президентов, штат Вирджиния...

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Автомобиль скорой помощи. США, 1967 год. 1971 Buick Riviera GS. Лив Тайлер на съёмках фильма "Онегин", 1998 год. Одри Хепберн и ее ручной олененок, 1958 год....

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Шведская супермодель Лиза Фонсангривс на Эйфелевой башне. Фото Erwin Blumenfeld. Париж, Франция 1939г. Ю. Никулин с семьей на отдыхе, СССР, 1970–е. Моргaн Фримен во время службы в армии США, 1955 год....

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Первая Всемирная выставка ХХ века. Париж. Франция. 1900г. Павильон СССР на Всемирной технологической выставке EXPO-70, Осака 1970 год. ...