Jonn Elledge edits the New Statesman's sister site CityMetric, and writes for the NS about subjects including politics, history and Brexit. You can find him on Twitter or Facebook.
The Peace of Westphalia has a lot to answer for.
Seriously, he might as well use the flag of the United Federation of Planets.
The man who knew too little.
The physical gap between these places can be a matter of a few miles. The cultural gap can seem unbridgeable.
The last episode where Sherlock and John just solved a crime was five years ago. How did such a brilliant show go wrong?
From the BoGo rivalry to Chris Grayling's fight with anyone travelling to work, here are the fights that defined the past year.
It was a busy week.
Intervention worked in Sierra Leone, but not in Iraq. Non-intervention allowed massacres in Rwanda. So let’s not pretend there are easy answers to the crisis in Syria.
A device of dictators and demagogues.