As we mark the bicentenary of Waterloo, there is an alarming trend towards rehabilitating Napoleon

How much truth is there in the myth of the “noblest Roman”?

Does the ruthless new leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party deserve to be calling the shots in Westminster too?

The economist’s legacy has been mostly disastrous

The publicity-chasing Labour MP who hopes to become Mayor of London

Our malign celebrity culture has puffed up a narcissist into a revolutionary to fill a hole where politics ought to be

Why is the pretentious Danish film maker and self-styled Nazi taken so seriously?

Argentina’s president, who constantly plays the populist card, is more like Marie Antoinette than her idol Eva Perón

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani: the ruler who funds Islamist extremists

The photogenic Danish prime minister epitomises the out-of-touch Brussels elite