Michael Burleigh

Books of the Ages

'History books will provide sustenance in the dark months (and even darker times) ahead'

Africans and Cannots

'It may be premature to celebrate the fall of Gaddafi, especially since the National Transitional Council has introduced sharia'

Zambia’s Confucian Capitalism

‘Explaining why he prefers imported Chinese labour, the head of Zambia’s largest construction company said: “Here they are like the British. They have tea breaks and a lot of days off”’

Army Dreamers

‘We need to present a career in the army as a proven route out of the structural unemployment which dogs young Muslims’

Blame Game Shame

'The new populism thrives in Scandinavia, where immigration has been sudden and driven by liberal elites advertising their humanitarian credentials'

East End Extremism

‘When a journalist who runs an investigative website dedicated to the Islamisation of Tower Hamlets attempted to interview Anjem Choudary, he was told, “Rot in hell or embrace Islam”’

Educating Pakistan

‘Why is Britain pledging £650 million without ensuring that Islamabad does more to inhibit jihadists of Pakistani origin in our own country?’

Anti-Semitic Islamism

'Recently I came across a remarkable novel, The German Mujahid — a brave book that explores the affinities between Nazis and Islamists'

Model Citizens

‘The Anglo-Chinese are model citizens who appreciate the benefits of life in this country and strongly identify with it’

Blind Allies

‘Western intelligence agencies missed Egypt’s Facebook Revolution. What on earth are they paid for?’

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"