In the magazine this month
After a troubled start, the Education Secretary is confident that his reforms are succeeding, he tells Standpoint in an exclusive interview
In The Iron Lady there is a moment when Margaret Thatcher (as played by Meryl Streep) decides that she is going to stand for the leadership of the Conservative Party. If none of her colleagues has the gumption to do what needs doing, then she will do it. Can Michael Gove ever imagine himself making such a decision? Will he run at some point?
Every day I grapple with unruly pupils who have no respect for teachers because discipline is treated as a dirty word in our schools
England no longer expects every man to do — or even to know — his duty, and corruption is creeping into our moral culture
Both the Russian intelligentsia and the people have lost faith in their leader—but he won’t go quietly, whatever the voters’ verdict
Greeks have been fiddling the books ever since Agamemnon. Where else do you find such private generosity and public irresponsibility?
The gentile owner of the Austrian capital’s leading tailor is tracing the genealogy of the Jewish patricians who fell victim to the Nazis
SIMON SCOTT PLUMMER
In 1757, Prussia under Frederick the Great celebrated its most famous victories in the Seven Years’ War. The two battlefields at Leuthen and Rossbach are still worth seeing today