Books
02 October 2013
High Minds by Simon Heffer.
Politics
15 November 2012
Settling old scores.
Politics
11 October 2012
In the 2003 book Stasiland, Anna Funder documents what life was like for millions of people in East Germany, the...
The Staggers
07 October 2012
The PM mimics the Tea Party.
Politics
24 January 2008
The irony was delicious: Gordon Brown, Labour party leader and one-time editor of the socialist Red Paper on Scotland,...
UK Politics
06 September 2007
Does the seizure of the Labour leadership north and south of the border by Presbyterian progeny signal the revival of...
UK Politics
01 August 2005
As I write, highly educated if wholly uncivilised human beings are travelling underground, trying to kill me. But their...
Politics
20 September 2004
While land reform has been alive in British radical thinking since 1066, it was an American who managed to craft the...
International Politics
31 May 2004
May was the month in which the west was won. On orders from President Jefferson, the great American pioneers Meriwether...
Books
26 April 2004
E H Carr once dismissed "what if?" history as an "idle parlour game". Its defenders claim it contributes substantially...
Economics
02 February 2004
By far the most entertaining programme in the current BBC series on the National Trust is the one on the tussle over...
Culture
16 December 2002
There are few testimonies to the triumph of the capitalist will more elegant than Grand Central Terminal in New York...
Ideas
02 December 2002
In 1974, the Victoria and Albert Museum hosted an exhibition entitled "The Destruction of the Country House". The cry...

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