by Benjamin Carter Hett
Did Marinus van der Lubbe act alone in setting the Reichstag Fire? Historians who accept that theory – including giants in the field like Richard J. Evans – should recognize conflicts of interest in the sources supporting it and dig in to newly available archives to make sure.
by Aaron J. Leonard
"Honest historians know they have to abandon their arguments when the evidence turns out to disprove them; dishonest historians and conspiracy theorists bend the evidence to fit the argument."
SOURCE: The Nation
“The more I have read his writings, the more I have come to admire and respect him not just as an historian but as a person.”
Third Reich historian Richard Evans worries the similarities between the 1930s and now are too close for comfort
"Of course history never repeats itself. Democracy dies in different ways at different times.”
SOURCE: The Guardian
Newsnight presenter says education secretary's remarks about Professor Sir Richard Evans over first world war were unfair.
SOURCE: Cambridge University
Cambridge University historian Professor Sir Richard Evans declines offer to sue Michael Gove for libel over 'Blackadder' First World War remarks
Gove had called Evans' arguments about World War I those of "an undergraduate cynic."
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