Alan Clark
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"Alan Kenneth Mackenzie Clark" was a British Conservative Party (UK)/Conservative Member of Parliament (MP), historian and diarist. He served as a junior minister in Margaret Thatcher's governments at the Departments of Department of Employment/Employment, Department of Trade and Industry (United Kingdom)/Trade and Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom)/Defence, and became a Privy Council of the United Kingdom/privy counsellor in 1991.

He was the author of several books of military history, including his controversial work The Donkeys (1961), which is considered to have inspired the musical satire Oh, What a Lovely War!

Clark became known for his flamboyance, wit and irreverence. Norman Lamont (1942)/Norman Lamont called him "the most Political correctness/politically incorrect, outspoken, iconoclastic and reckless politician of our times". He is particularly remembered for his Alan Clark Diaries/three-volume diary, a candid account of political life under Thatcher and a moving description of the weeks preceding his death, when he continued to write until he could no longer focus on the page.

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