Culture
02 July 2010
If you hate George W Bush and American neoconservatism, you will love this book. Taking Suetonius's Twelve Caesars for...
Books
22 April 2010
When the Second World War ended, there were roughly 15 million displaced persons (DPs) in Europe who either did not...
UK Politics
25 July 2005
A British "official history" is just that: an official history of the activities of the British state. So it was a...
International Politics
18 July 2005
"Anger at 'pro-Argentine' official Falklands history", ran the headline in the Mail on Sunday of 19 June. According to...
Books
16 May 2005
Do you know when the French dramatist Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais died in Paris? Yes, 1799, obviously - we...
Books
08 November 2004
The astonishing fact about the British love affair with Italy is that it is reciprocated. We were always going to...
Culture
28 April 2003
The heritage cult of Sir Winston Churchill continues apace; but for how much longer? On 8 April, Gordon Brown...