Booking a Place in History

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.

When Britain Feared the Blackshirts

The novelist Nicholas Mosley, who has died at the age of 93, discusses the rise and fall of British fascism with Raymond Carr in a Standpoint dialogue from 2009

Brown’s Britain is Bankrupt

Frank Field MP and political theorist Jeremy Jennings discuss liberty, equality and the ethics of public life with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson

We Need to Talk about Immigration

David Coleman, Professor of Demography at Oxford, and Lionel Shriver, prize-winning novelist, discuss the politics of population with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson

Denying Israel’s Deniers

The British and Israeli novelists Howard Jacobson and A.B. Yehoshua discuss the new wave of anti-Jewish rhetoric with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson

Helping Africa Break Free

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

Nothing Left But the Credits

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

More Popular than Jesus: The Hubris of the Music Industry

The tenor Ian Bostridge and the historian Tim Blanning discuss popular and classical music with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson

The Terrorist Threat to Business

Luke Johnson, entrepreneur and business commentator, discusses terrorism's growing menace with historian Michael Burleigh and Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson

The British Gas Man Cometh (Not)

Standpoint senior editor Miriam Gross tries seven times in vain to negotiate the hopeless beaurocracy of British Gas's customer service department

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"