Christie Davies

A History of Blood Hatred

How do racisms start? Francisco Bethencourt’s study of racial prejudices since the Crusades does its best to answer the culturally sensitive question

We’ve Been Here Before

Critics of Ross and Brand called for sterner intervention from the BBC director-general. Is censorship really the answer?

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