13 March 2008
The show began with blinding flashes, heart-stopping thunder, sparks which had been palaces and hovels soaring up to...
TV and Radio
06 December 2004
The BBC is "the world's most famous cultural institution," writes Georgina Born. It practises "public service...
The other side of the hill. Espionage has never been so discredited. The heroic myths of the Second World War have given way to the cynical belief that spooks are just the servants of politicians. But has intelligence ever been as crucial as we thought?
24 November 2003
Boring British experience of the year? I nominate mentioning "military intelligence" in a crowded room, and hearing all...
29 January 1999
Thomas Paine has had far more influence upon the thinking and acting of the human race than any other English writer...
Maybe we don't need to move Parliament to Hull. But we do need to overhaul its alienating traditions