American revolutions: Rewriting the language of the unheard

‘Dissenting viewpoints — for example, the belief that America is not an intrinsically racist country—are shunned as further proof of racist pathologies’

The Mountain Jews: an ancient community between the Caucasus and the Caspian

That Jews live in Dagestan, in southern Russia, at all can seem unlikely. Historically speaking, however, Derbent is exactly the kind of place Jews would be found: a city which has been a crossroads for five millennia

A farce eclipses a crime

Republicans exploited historical ignorance to kill impeachment

Canada’s election takes the shine off Trudeau

Justin Trudeau has been exposed as one of the weakest and most ineffective leaders his country has ever known

Trump keeps his promises. Critics are missing the point

Trump's critics are phonies. America’s commitment to what was originally called the Global War on Terror is no less robust than before

Cry, the rapidly crumbling country

President Ramaphosa has won the election but his position is fragile: South Africa faces poverty, inequality and corruption almost entirely self-inflicted by the ruling ANC

Bombs reopen Sri Lanka’s divisions

Islamist terror attacks in Colombo revealed government incompetence

The Elysée’s shadowy French lieutenants

Neo-barbouzes and bodyguard conspiracies

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