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Is the history you know complete or is it subject to change? Is there such a thing as the final word when it comes to chronicling historic events? With the release of previously unavailable documents (the kind available through the Wilson Center Digital Archive: http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/), our understanding of well-known events can change significantly. And now that we are moving from a document-based world to a digital world, how will future historians piece together the stories of our times? Will it be easier or more difficult to do so? Historian James Hershberg shares insightful thoughts on the past, present, and future of history in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

 


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Cold War International History Project

The Cold War International History Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War. Through an award winning Digital Archive, the Project allows scholars, journalists, students, and the interested public to reassess the Cold War and its many contemporary legacies. It is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program.  Read more

History and Public Policy Program

The History and Public Policy Program uses history to improve understanding of important global dynamics, trends in international relations, and American foreign policy.  Read more