Foreign affairs lite, with added Buruma. Richard Gott on the latest book from a mandarin journalist who wanders the world delivering Olympian opinions on all the major issues. But what has he got to add?
10 June 2002
The New York art world revives itself periodically by promoting the work of artists from distant locations, from Korea...
13 May 2002
I flew into sanctions-closed Baghdad from Amman on a regular flight by Royal Jordanian airways. The plane has been...
06 May 2002
No woman in the higher ranks of the Nazi regime arouses such fascination as Magda Goebbels, wife of Hitler's propaganda...
08 April 2002
Cuba remains as photogenic today as ever it was more than four decades ago, when bearded guerrillas first came down...
11 March 2002
It is safe to assume that Tony Blair and his myriad spin-doctors and think-tank advisers know little about the history...
The lost magic of Manchester. The Guardian has always prided itself on good writing, but the paper of today is a shadow of its former self. Richard Gott on the decline of a great British institution
28 January 2002
Every couple of months or so, the "old guard" of the Guardian - most of them aged between 60 and 80 - meet at the Gay...
The climate of treason. The true sin of the "Cambridge Five" was not betraying their country, but betraying their class. Richard Gott on a spy's life
26 November 2001
My father, an architect, visited the Soviet Union in the early 1930s and found interesting new buildings and a world...
The Pickwickian PM. Richard Gott is amused by an international pariah and provocateur, and by a lightweight historian with flair
12 November 2001
The best theatre in London during the millennium year was the trial at the Law Courts in the Strand, sometimes referred...
Food and Drink
17 September 2001
Wars result in war crimes, almost by definition, and in recent years they have led to an unseemly, if popular,...
Food and Drink
30 July 2001
Holidaying near Hay-on-Wye over the years, I have spent too much time and money in its famous second-hand bookshops,...
Return of the white man's burden. Zimbabwe is in crisis, politically riven and on the edge of famine. Who is to blame? Not Robert Mugabe or his devoted henchmen, argues Richard Gott
23 July 2001
Those fortunate enough to travel through Ian Smith's Rhodesia in the 1970s found themselves entering a time warp, with...
19 March 2001
It's a new century, but we still can't have enough of Adolf Hitler. Even if you followed the reporting of David Irving'...
The reconquest of Africa. Is Africa ripe for recolonisation? Some on the left think so. Richard Gott on the stupidity of Labour's intervention in Sierra Leone and the coming implosion of Nigeria
15 January 2001
There is a growing belief, not least within the ranks of latter-day new Labour missionaries, that appears to favour the...
The road to destruction. Hitler was not interested in world domination. He had only two real ambitions: to destroy the Jews and to make Germany master of Europe. Richard Gott on the Fuhrer's final failure
02 October 2000
Hitler was never much fun. He had breakfast when other people were ready for lunch, and his personal staff were often...
08 May 2000
Thirty years ago, travelling through Mozambique on my way to Rhodesia, I stopped at the market in Beira to find that...