Identity Is a Provocative Spectre Throughout Noel Malcolm's 'Agents of Empire'

Identity Is a Provocative Spectre Throughout Noel Malcolm's 'Agents of Empire'

By Jordan Penney

In Noel Malcolm's important microhistory, we encounter complex individuals who appear resistant to simple categories, generalizations, or identifications. 24 Mar 2017 // 2:14 AM

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