The ability to influence others without resort to arms is a key British strength. As Brexit nears, we must tell the world a winning story

Blaming modern woes on past empires stokes infantilisation—condescension is colonialism’s last legacy. I’m proud of my CBE

Much criticism of my work on ethics and empire is at best misguided and at worst wilful misrepresentation

A consortium of residents and community groups has defeated plans to revamp one of London’s most famous—and notorious—buildings

The message from medical journals is that the NHS is beyond criticism and reformers are motivated by economic self-interest

The Royal College of Physicians’ decision to end its opposition to assisted dying is morally indefensible and gives a green light to activists

Critics of “cultural appropriation” were offended by Beyoncé wearing a sari. They should be asking: is the performance any good?

A third of a million Chinese labourers helped the Allies defeat the Kaiser, but their huge unsung contribution ended in betrayal

We stand to lose our most vulnerable species unless land managers and conservationists agree on tough strategies for their survival

Reviled insiders such as socialist opponents of Corbyn or anti-Trump Republicans can provide a useful guide through the mire of our times