William Shawcross

Murdoch: a life on the risk frontier

Two very different books come as close as possible to explaining the enigma that is Murdoch and his extraordinary media empire

Our Strength And Stay

A speech in honour of the Duke of Edinburgh

Model Justice

Obama's decision to prosecute Khaled Sheik Mohammed in Guantanamo Bay shows even he believes in the efficacy of its military court

Rupert Murdoch

The media mogul gets up the noses of the chattering classes for preserving pluralism of press and broadcasting

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"