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Jessica Douthwaite

Jessica Douthwaite
PhD candidate, specialising in Cold War oral history. She has an AHRC-funded CDP studentship between the Imperial War Museum & Uni of Strathclyde.

Fear then and now.

During Counter-terrorism week in 2014, police nationwide distributed leaflets to commuters on how to behave in a terror attack, with advice such as “run, hide and tell”. It ignited a debate vacillating between sardonic criticism of this anodyne phrasing and outrage at government fear-mongering. Despite living in an ‘age of terror’, many of us consider self-defence in anticipation of a …

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