How Politicians Bend Time

“As gravity bends light, so power bends time,” writes renowned historian Christopher Clark in his ambitious new book Time and Power: Visions of History in German Politics, from the Thirty Years’ War to the Third Reich.

Looking at four successive regimes in four successive epochs in one country, Clark describes how individual leaders are both shaped by their moment, and how their understanding of their circumstances allows them to sculpt their destiny and legacy.

Christopher Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge, and Richard Aldous is the Eugene Meyer Professor of British History and Literature at Bard College. Don’t miss this blockbuster episode, and be sure to follow @aminterest on Twitter.

Published on: March 11, 2019
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