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Alger Hiss attends his trial (Photo: Getty)

Alger Hiss: Tricky Dick’s scapegoat

26 September 2015 9:00 am

In the more than 40 years since Richard Nixon resigned as president — disgraced as much by his inveterate lying…

Hirohito, MacArthur and other villains

4 July 2015 9:00 am

The history of ‘great events’, Voltaire wrote, is ‘hardly more than the history of crimes’. Physically, the war in Asia…

John Steinbeck at the time of writing Travels with Charley

Touring America in Steinbeck’s footsteps

3 January 2015 9:00 am

In 1960 John Steinbeck set off with his poodle Charley to drive around the United States in a truck equipped…