In the process of taking notes on Hugo Young's very excellent book This Blessed Plot: Britain and Europe from Churchill to Blair, I came across this particularly revealing sentence:
'"I knew just what I thought of Hitler," Margaret Thatcher recalls in her autobiography. It is hard to decipher, as one reads this work, how much of it is a genuine recollection of the time, and how much the pasted-on hindsight of a retired politician.' (308)
I'm sure you all know what's coming next.