William Shawcross

Murdoch: a life on the risk frontier

Two very different books come as close as possible to explaining the enigma that is Murdoch and his extraordinary media empire

Our Strength And Stay

A speech in honour of the Duke of Edinburgh

Model Justice

Obama's decision to prosecute Khaled Sheik Mohammed in Guantanamo Bay shows even he believes in the efficacy of its military court

Rupert Murdoch

The media mogul gets up the noses of the chattering classes for preserving pluralism of press and broadcasting

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens