David Pryce-Jones

Arthur Koestler

An extract from the forthcoming second volume of memoirs by David Pryce Jones

The spy who loved us

"The Spy and the Traitor brings out with agonising clarity the danger that Oleg Gordievsky had voluntarily decided to run"

Gullible Guests of the Nazis

Julia Boyd's meticulously-researched Travellers in the Third Reich shows visitors to Hitler's Germany saw only what they wanted to see

Their Own Worst Enemies

Jonathan Schanzer’s State of Failure persuasively argues that Palestine is not a country or state but a cause with the sole intention of destroying the Jews

Israel’s Tragic Hero-Victim

Unapologetic terrorist or revolutionary? Menachem Begin is rightly de-demonised, but not whitewashed, in Avi Shilon's new biography

Overrated: John Esposito

A sceptical look at America’s leading apologist for Islam, fêted all over Washington from the Saudis to the CIA

Blundering in the Desert

Book review of Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda

The View from Panorama Road

Western attitudes towards Israel's right to nationhood have shifted significantly in the last forty years

A Very Foreign Foreigner

Koestler: The Indispensable Intellectual by Michael Scammell

Amoral Equivalence

Beyond Terror and Martyrdom by Gilles Kepel
The Case Against Israel’s Enemies by Alan Dershowitz

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"