25 April 2005
''Tot es mort, torz son mortz" - "Everything is dead, everyone is dead." So wrote a scribe in late 1348 in Millau,...
The power of fear. Jazz was a capitalist plot, abstract expressionism a communist one. Art was always a victim in the cold war. By Frances Stonor Saunders
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...
28 April 2003
From Leighton Buzzard to Zurich - what a miserable pilgrimage route to death this must have been for Robert and...
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
Show us the papers, Hitchens. Henry Kissinger has finally met his match in Christopher Hitchens. But do they deserve each other? Frances Stonor Saunders goes into battle with two mighty egos
14 May 2001
My natural orbit doesn't usually swing me into close proximity to people like Henry Kissinger and Christopher Hitchens...
12 July 1999
"Have you seen Encounter?" Mary McCarthy asked Hannah Arendt in October 1953, after reading the debut issue. "It is...