Political Archive

McCarthyism – 1940-1950


If ever there was a blot on the USA’s political escutcheon, it was paranoid anti-communist activity as the Cold War heated up after World War II. Senator Joseph McCarthy never belonged to the congressional House Committee on Un-American Activities...

Partition of India – 1947


The vast subcontinent of India was the prized jewel in Britain’s imperial crown, but controlling British India was never straightforward. After World War II, the exhausted colonial power faced the inevitability of granting India the independence for which momentum...