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The Economist and History: Economical with the Facts?

The Economist and History: Economical with the Facts?

On 25 July 2019,  Professor Jo Fox, IHR Director, and Professor Margot Finn, RHS President, sent the following letter to The Economist. It drew attention to both the factual errors and the problematic interpretation of a ‘Bagehot’ column published on 18...