Margaret MacMillan


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Margaret Olwen MacMillan OC D.Phil. (born 1943) is a historian and professor at Oxford University where she is Warden of St. Antony's College. She is former provost of Trinity College and professor of history at the University of Toronto. A well-respected expert on history and current affairs, MacMillan is a frequent commentator in the media.

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“We can learn from history, but we can also deceive ourselves when we selectively take evidence from the past to justify what we have already made up our minds to do.”
Margaret MacMillan

“They should have remembered that famous saying of Bismarck: “Preventive war is like committing suicide out of fear of death.”
Margaret MacMillan, The War That Ended Peace: The Road To 1914

“What may seem like a reasonable way of protecting oneself can look very different from the other side of the border.”
Margaret MacMillan, The War that Ended Peace: How Europe Abandoned Peace for the First World War

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