02 October 2013
High Minds by Simon Heffer.
15 November 2012
Settling old scores.
11 October 2012
In the 2003 book Stasiland, Anna Funder documents what life was like for millions of people in East Germany, the...
07 October 2012
The PM mimics the Tea Party.
24 January 2008
The irony was delicious: Gordon Brown, Labour party leader and one-time editor of the socialist Red Paper on Scotland,...
06 September 2007
Does the seizure of the Labour leadership north and south of the border by Presbyterian progeny signal the revival of...
The road to democracy. The English in the 18th century were not forelock-tugging, Church-and-King types but an adventurous and eclectic people eager to embrace scientific progress and political change. Tristram Hunt on the foundations of the first modern
27 February 2006
For a long time now, uncomfortable gaps have disfigured the multi-volume New Oxford History of England. Chief among...
Capital visions. For Thomas De Quincey it was a "labyrinth"; William Cobbett called it "the great wen". Throughout history, Londoners have debated the meaning of their city. Tristram Hunt gets to grips with its seamier side
15 August 2005
Rarely can the character of London have been analysed more extensively than over the past few weeks. The announcement...
01 August 2005
As I write, highly educated if wholly uncivilised human beings are travelling underground, trying to kill me. But their...
20 September 2004
While land reform has been alive in British radical thinking since 1066, it was an American who managed to craft the...
31 May 2004
May was the month in which the west was won. On orders from President Jefferson, the great American pioneers Meriwether...
26 April 2004
E H Carr once dismissed "what if?" history as an "idle parlour game". Its defenders claim it contributes substantially...
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...
16 December 2002
There are few testimonies to the triumph of the capitalist will more elegant than Grand Central Terminal in New York...
02 December 2002
In 1974, the Victoria and Albert Museum hosted an exhibition entitled "The Destruction of the Country House". The cry...