Books
25 April 2005
''Tot es mort, torz son mortz" - "Everything is dead, everyone is dead." So wrote a scribe in late 1348 in Millau,...
Culture
06 October 2003
In the summer of 1978, I arrived in Romania to find the whole place leaning at an impossible angle. It was a year since...
Europe
28 April 2003
From Leighton Buzzard to Zurich - what a miserable pilgrimage route to death this must have been for Robert and...
Politics
17 September 2001
The attack was unannounced, brutally swift, and it "startled us like some gigantic, dissonant fireball in the night of...
Food and Drink
14 May 2001
My natural orbit doesn't usually swing me into close proximity to people like Henry Kissinger and Christopher Hitchens...
Politics
12 July 1999
"Have you seen Encounter?" Mary McCarthy asked Hannah Arendt in October 1953, after reading the debut issue. "It is...