Michael Pinto-Duschinsky

Fix Rotten Boroughs Or Risk Voting Wars

In the US and Canada, rules have been tightened to prevent electoral fraud. Britain should follow suit, starting with the abuse of postal votes

Hitler’s ‘Ecological Panic’ Didn’t Cause The Holocaust

The Yale historian Timothy Snyder’s advocacy of a new Cold War has led him to use the Shoah as a tool of contemporary politics

Bearing Witness

Sarah Helm's powerful "biography" of Ravensbruck gathers vital testimony from the camp's survivors

Mapping The Rocky Road To A British Bill Of Rights

The government now has an opportunity to reform our human rights laws — but progress will be tricky

For Richer, For Poorer

Tony Atkinson's book on inequality has strong moral convictions but fails to address the top end of the scale

Don’t Rig The System In Favour Of Coalitions

Unfair constituency boundaries, inaccurate voting registers and non-enforcement of electoral law are a threat to our democracy

Remembering Sir Martin

Britain's most significant Holocaust historian, and Churchill's biographer

The Many Faces Of Holocaust Denial

As the world honours the last survivors of the Shoah, it is time to tell the truth about post-war UK collaboration with Nazi perpetrators

Spurning Old Truths

The Taste of Ashes by Marci Shore is a history typical of a modern, intellectual "non-Jewish" Jew, which downplays the impact of the Holocaust

Underrated: Martin Gilbert

A tribute to a great historian, whose range of achievements dwarfs those of his academic critics

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"