Brendan Simms

Still waiting in the wings

The Fourth Reich concerns of the first 15 years or so after the war were essentially rational, but in the 1960s the term became “universalised”, exaggerated, and distorted

Remembering Waterloo

The New Waterloo Dispatch was a fitting commemoration of an important day not just for Britain but for all of Europe

Beware of Greeks Playing Games

Have Syriza's negotiations failed as spectacularly as many claim?

Clegg’s Surprising Strength

‘After 2010, the Liberal Democrats got steadily stronger on foreign policy, a field in which their polyglot leader was visibly comfortable’

Getting Away With Murder

A new thriller set in late-Stalinist Soviet Union has alarmed Russian authorities

Having One’s Cake and Eating It

The Greeks do not — indeed cannot — pay their debts and yet they do not want to leave the euro. Something has got to give

Holocaust Lessons

An exhibition on Anne Frank details the lessons we should learn from her story, but making the past relevant today is not that simple

Georgians Really Revealed?

An exhibition rightly highlights a much overlooked anniversary but misses some key points about its subject

Who Set Fire to the Reichstag?

In Burning the Reichstag, Benjamin Carter Hett uncovers new evidence suggesting it could have been the Nazis all along

The Enemy Within

Jack Ryan is a modern hero taking on a modern Russia

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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