30 January 2013
Did he bring hope to a continent?
24 October 2011
Empire: What Ruling the World Did to the British Jeremy PaxmanViking, 368pp, £25Jeremy Paxman's Empire is a...
13 August 2009
The US in Vietnam
23 April 2009
The name of Friedrich Engels was once famous throughout the world, given to towns and streets, and to ships and railway...
07 August 2006
Promoters and practitioners of contemporary art have congratulated themselves in recent years on securing public...
19 June 2006
Last week's revelation about the CIA's private knowledge of the postwar whereabouts of Adolf Eichmann - about which...
19 June 2006
Not so long ago, in the years between 1941 and 1945, Britain and Stalin's Soviet Union were united in a popular...
23 January 2006
It was suggested over Christmas that Adolf Hitler gets too much attention in schools, and that history teaching might...
13 June 2005
Several entangled traditions of political protest will be celebrated in Scotland in the first week of July, when...
23 May 2005
A splendid cartoon by Philip Zec, published in the Daily Mirror on 11 October 1940, showed Marshal Petain waving his...
Slaves to industry. Victorian artists tended to depict workers in highly idealised terms - if they bothered with them at all. Richard Gott on the forgotten few who painted life as it was
21 March 2005
We have become so accustomed to artists work-ing with almost anything, from male urinals to unmade beds (a development...
The living dead. In the age of empire, leprosy haunted the popular imagination. Sufferers faced not just an unpleasant disease, but a battle against ignorance and prejudice. By Richard Gott
07 February 2005
The banished "leper" was once a frightening figure, a spectre conjured up in childhood, the legacy of empire and...
18 October 2004
Visiting Tbilisi long years ago, I asked confidently if I could see the bank in Yerevan Square that was robbed by...
13 September 2004
The radical government of Hugo Chavez won a notable victory in the referendum held in August, but it continues to...
12 July 2004
Somewhere, in the ever-popular "parallel lives" genre, a study of Franklin D Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler surely must...