Is progressivism a cult

Postwar Conservatism

The quarterly journals for contemporary history, which have been published since 1953, are among the most traditional and highest-circulation historical journals in Europe. Here, outstanding scientists present their latest research on central problems in contemporary history. First and foremost as the organ for the academic discussion of National Socialism, the magazine has also developed into a key forum for dealing with German history since 1945 in its international context and also focuses on questions of European and global history.

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