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Mme de Staël’s works are once again being read, but she deserves to be remembered as a realist as well as a fabulist
The youthful indiscretions of Johnson’s biographer
Children of the Revolution: The French, 1799-1914 by Robert Gildea
It is folly to treat UK race relations as totally divorced from the rest of human experience. We need to look at the larger global picture
‘Dissenting viewpoints — for example, the belief that America is not an intrinsically racist country—are shunned as further proof of racist pathologies’
From Piers Gaveston onwards, controversial courtiers have a long history in British politics.How unusual is Dominic Cummings?