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Allport Quoted in Atlantic Piece on Role of History in Ukraine Crisis

February 10, 2022

The Atlantic

Alan Allport

Alan Allport

Alan Allport, professor of history, was quoted in The Atlantic article, "Vladimir Putin Is a Product of Modernity." Putin, like everybody else, is both shaped by history and uses it for his own purposes, says Allport. “We all operate on these two levels,” he says. The point, Allport argues, is not really whether historical narratives are true, but whether they are functional.

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