The humiliation of 1940 has cast a baleful shadow over France’s postwar history. Can Nicolas Sarkozy, the first president too young to be tainted by it, usher in a new era?
The mainstream media has done a disservice — especially to the Democratic Party — by inadequately reporting the positive changes in Iraq during the last two years
The author of a powerful new novel set in a comprehensive school explains why A-level results convey little about a pupil’s education
The monk who has lead Tibetans for 68 years sees the Beijing Olympics as a chance to convert the Chinese to his cause
Pathological Computer Use is being recognised as a real disorder, but little is known about how to treat compulsive gamers who spend much of their lives in virtual worlds
Away from the tourist trail, India is threatened by the Maoism that toppled Nepal’s monarchy
Jews fail to understand anti-Semitism disguised as anti-Zionism
The capture of Radovan Karadzic offers hope for the future of Serbia
Savaged by a regime that sacrificed quality for cash, the network needs to return to striking and original programmes. Can Michael Grade pull it off, or is ITV’s decline terminal?
Why we should fear the consequences of an Obama presidency for Europe’s unstable periphery