Guy Walters

Revisiting Nazi myths

Products of paranoid imaginations, less closely linked than might appear

Deep waters

David Laws demolishes a conspiracy theory about the death of Lord Kitchener and does it very classily indeed

Hero in war, victim in peace

"Airey Neave knew what it meant to fight for freedom, had cheated death many times during the war, and yet he would die a violent death during a time of peace"

From Berlin to Beijing

The tradition of the Olympic torch relay is not ancient and has nothing to do with Greece. It was in fact an invention of the Third Reich

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