Serbia’s Heart of Darkness

Standpoint’s Mole believes the arrest of Radovan Karadzic could prove explosive for his country

Publish and be Out to Lunch

Standpoint’s Mole inside the publishing world bemoans the fact that it’s more about marketing than quality

Ian Fleming

No novelist since Stevenson imparts so much energy into simple-seeming sentences through inch-perfect phrasing and punctuation

John le Carré

Anti-American sarcasm has crept into his work like a cancer, eating away at its integrity

The MOD: Unfit for Purpose

Standpoint’s source in the UK Ministry of Defence reveals a culture that is actively ‘anti-military’

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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