Silence, exile and cunning

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History Today
Vol. 59, no. 4 (April 2009), p. 25-31

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As Europe polarised between Right and Left in the 1930s, many artists and authors nailed their reputations to either extreme. Others, says Nigel Jones, took refuge in the 'inner emigration' of silence. Even in stable Britain, writers felt compelled to take a stand - often in the service of the secret state