Books
08 March 2004
Fifteen years ago, when their first major works appeared, the Israeli historians Benny Morris and Ilan Pappe might both...
International Politics
25 August 2003
Ariel Sharon leads a country with fewer inhabitants than London or New York, but which is the object of intense...
Culture
19 May 2003
Ziauddin Sardar believes passionately that what can be called the Islamic world is in a miserable state - politically,...
UK Politics
09 December 2002
The prospects for the Israeli left seem not only grim, but paradoxically so. Ariel Sharon's government has delivered...
UK Politics
11 November 2002
From the moment the earth closed over the original communist plot, at Highgate in 1883, Karl Marx was resurrected, only...
Books
05 August 2002
All wars, in a sense, are history wars. Their protagonists are driven by rival visions of the past, and people are...
International Politics
24 June 2002
In more than three decades of crusading journalism, John Pilger has made many enemies. Some of them are the kinds of...
Books
18 March 2002
The Atlantic slave trade is more widely evoked, depicted and debated in our culture than any other historical crime or...
International Politics
18 February 2002
Tony Blair worries about people ignoring Africa. The people he has most in mind are those who sit in the White House,...
Food and Drink
04 February 2002
Northern Ireland's Protestants receive bad press, and often deserve it. Much writing about Northern Ireland, and...
Food and Drink
05 November 2001
This strident, sloppy, often preposterous book has been very fortunate in its timing. Published in the lull between the...
Food and Drink
03 September 2001
Between the start of the 17th century and the end of the 18th, an Atlantic world took shape. The regions bordering the...
Books
12 February 2001
Between the start of the 17th century and the end of the 18th, an Atlantic world took shape. The regions bordering the...
Books
02 October 2000
Aristocrats and imperialists have had a raw deal from historians, or so Dominic Lieven believes. The grand historical...
Books
07 August 2000
The cover of Scott Peterson's book trumpets: "A journalist reports from the battlefields of Africa." To which the jaded...

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