Culture
14 November 2013
In the line of duty.
Culture
17 January 2013
Britain’s Quest for a Role: a Diplomatic Memoir from Europe to the UN David Hannay I B Tauris, 320pp, £...
Culture
11 October 2012
Governing the World: the History of an Idea Mark Mazower Allen Lane, 496pp, £25 There are two ways of...
Books
04 July 2012
Mr Churchill’s Profession: Statesman, Orator, Writer Peter Clarke Bloomsbury, 368pp, £20...
UK Politics
09 January 2012
On "The Iron Lady"
Books
28 November 2011
The Conservatives: a History Robin HarrisBantam Press, 640pp, £30Robin Harris starts out confidently enough, gliding...
Books
22 August 2011
A Walk-On Part: Diaries (1994-99) Chris MullinProfile Books, 496pp, £25Politicians have kept diaries for various...
Books
26 May 2011
Kissinger and China
Culture
21 June 2010
The date is July 1965, the occasion is the election for the leadership of the Conservative Party. The main contenders...
UK Politics
08 January 2007
To the British public in the second half of the 19th century, the feuding politicians Benjamin Disraeli and William...
International Politics
03 October 2005
When I first heard about this book, I worried about pessimism. In a speech this summer, Chris Patten was so critical of...
Books
21 June 2004
He is a tough young Tajik, smuggled into Britain with a boatload of illegal immigrants. She is the English girl...