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Brexit and Balfour
'We need a national debate about the kind of country we now hope to be; and we need it now.'
Overrated: Martin Selmayr
The architect of the EU’s hard line on Brexit
Underrated: Karl Heinz Bohrer
The author of one of the greatest German autobiographies is also an Anglophile man of letters
The Trump Doctrine
"There are plenty of precedents for leaders of the free world going it alone"
The new Leviathan: Trump and the nation state
As the EU tries to abolish the nation state, a Hobbesian concept of national sovereignty is the basis of the US President’s emerging doctrine
The German artist Käthe Kollwitz suffered darkness and depression but emerges from a show at the Ikon Gallery as an indomitable survivor
The status quo cannot hold
Can the West defend itself? On the face of it, the question answers itself: of course we can. And yet Donald Trump has called into question its very survival.
The Princess and the Poet
An inscription in an old book is the clue to a lost world of literary salons and love affairs
We Need Churchill’s Vison of Liberty More Than Ever
Freedom and democracy are under threat and the West’s response is increasingly feeble. Who is prepared to defend our fundamental values?
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"
A tripod in the sky
The view from above