The publisher George Weidenfeld has died at the age of 96. In 2009, he looked back at an eventful life and forward to his vision of the future in a dialogue with historian Andrew Roberts and the editor of Standpoint, Daniel Johnson.
Aid to Africa is the problem, not the solution, according to Dambisa Moyo, Zambian-born economist and author of Dead Aid. She discusses the issue with Richard Dowden, executive director of the Royal African Society, and Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson
Philip French, who has died aged 82, was the doyen of British film criticism. In 2009, in the run-up to the Oscars, he discusses the demise of cinema as an art form with Standpoint's critic Peter Whittle and editor Daniel Johnson