Dennis Sewell

Overrated: Lenin

The sinister and sanguinary Soviet revolutionary was, above all, a very lucky man

What Cold War?

The concept of the "common reader" is dead

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"