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The view of Beevor as a propagandist rather than a historian is based on the following points: Use of unreliable sources Use of anecdotal evidence Use of slanderous language Use of unreliable sources In his book "Battle of Berlin" Beevor gives the following claim: Berliners remember that, because all the windows had been blown in, you could hear the ...


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Caveat: I'm not a trained Historian, just someone who's read a lot of history books over the years, and has learned this the hard way. First off, every writer has bias. Know that going in. So if you want to find your writer's bias, you have to learn a bit about them. Where did they grow up and go to school? Are they from an ethnic minority in their ...


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People might still agree on these points, but with a few addenda The simple fact that the witness has bothered to record an event proves that (s)he has an interest there, so the trustworthiness can be immediately questioned. The reliability of eyewitness testimony is, in general, dubious. Generally speaking, inanimate testimony beats eyewitness ...


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That he correctly portrayed Stalin (and his political enforcers) as someone who saw his own people as a resource to be used and wasted as he saw fit. He cared little for his own people and everything for his own image. In terms of human genocide he's right up there with the very worst of the 20th century alongside Mao and Hitler. It's no coincidence that ...



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