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Editorial: Past imperfect
Access to knowledge about history is being manipulated around the world to build political support, says Rachael Jolley.
At the same time as undermining public trust in the media, governments in this spin cycle seek to stigmatise academics, as well as close down places where open or vigorous debate might take place. The result is often the creation of a “them and us” mentality, where belief in the avowed historical take is a choice of being patriotic or not.