More than most statesmen of his time, Metternich thought about history and his place in it. He was right to worry: most biographies have depicted him as an essentially reactionary politician—a “coachman” of Europe who was fond of the whip hand

The Windrush Betrayal describes a shameful episode in the history of the Home Office, and in Britain’s treatment of a section of its Caribbean minority, but in its highly selective analysis and extreme conclusions it also contributes to an ideological assault on the proper operation of Britain’s border

Unwanted American citizenship brings taxation without representation

India’s polarised politics stoke sycophantic, self-censoring media

Czech journalism flipped when communism collapsed

Transylvania’s architectural legacy survived communism. We must stop it crumbling

How the great Italian writer foresaw ‘internet populism’

We are experiencing the side effects of a system that accommodates the perverse incentives of governments to spend, without paying any attention to other economic principles

Too many prisoners rejoin society with no education, stable housing or job prospects. No surprise that more than half reoffend within a year

White working-class boys are shamefully left behind in education