Books
24 July 2008
Bad Blood: the Secret Life of the Tour de FranceJeremy WhittleYellow Jersey Press, 288pp, £12.99 Ten years ago, the...
Books
10 October 2005
Even though he wasn't one himself, George Orwell used to say that the conservative pessimist has more opportuni-ties...
Books
25 April 2005
One of the best things Bernard Levin ever wrote was an essay for the New Statesman in 1965 called: "Am I a Jew?" He...
Books
18 October 2004
Over the years, this magazine has known many ups and downs, vicissitudes and victories, grandeurs et servitudes, but...
Books
05 November 2001
When the National Socialists came to power in 1933, the Viennese writer Karl Kraus tried to address the political and...
Food and Drink
06 August 2001
One of the books of our age waiting to be written could be called The Uses and Abuses of History. So many books, from...
Ideas
11 December 2000
Why oh why is the popular press so hated? We have had cheap, mass-circulation newspapers in this country for just over...
Food and Drink
20 November 2000
If one of those assertions easier made than checked is to be believed, more books have been written about Richard...
Culture
11 September 2000
Whatever their other fears, hopes or vanities, very few academic historians can seriously believe that they will one...
Books
12 June 2000
Not many journalists' work survives reprinting, and what does last is by no means always from the best-known or best-...
Culture
22 May 2000
When an Italian talks about visiting her casa colonica in the countryside, she means no more than a farmhouse. This...
Ideas
03 April 2000
Someone once said that the English don't really like animals, they just dislike children. It was a good line, better in...
Food and Drink
13 December 1999
In the preface to a good if now little-read book on South African history published nearly 60 years ago, C W de Kiewiet...
Books
15 November 1999
We have all learnt to value social and economic history, the longue duree and the deep current; the traditional history...

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