06 February 2014
The never-ending search for meaning.
03 October 2013
The long road to oblivion.
14 March 2013
History is written by the victors.
23 August 2012
From the Ruins of Empire: the Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia Pankaj Mishra Allen Lane, 368pp,...
03 April 2012
Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II Keith Lowe Viking, 480pp, £25...
23 January 2012
The Dreyfus Affair Piers Paul ReadBloomsbury, 416pp, £20“What a poignant drama," wrote the French novelist...
The killing fields. Once shrouded in secrecy, the history of the Soviet concentration camps is now well known. But why did these open-air prisons really exist? Richard Overy on the chilling vision behind Stalinist injustice
10 January 2005
Nothing better symbolises the brutality and arbitrariness of the Soviet system than the network of concentration camps...
27 September 2004
Amid all the talk today about the need to stand up to dictators at all costs rather than repeat the mistakes of the...
23 August 2004
Few writers have done more to deconstruct the heroic myths of western warfare in the 20th century than Paul Fussell. He...