Geoffrey Owen

Conservative Capers

How American politics became polarised

The Moneybags and the Brains

The Bretton Woods conference of 1944 saw a historic meeting of economists that changed the world forever

Communist Hangover

'Step by step Soviet attitudes had regained the ground they seemed to have lost when the Soviet Union collapsed'

Where Britain Leads the World

One of the most important contributions which Britain made to the prosperity of the world in the 19th century was the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846.

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"