Overrated

The darling of the liberal intelligentsia and Nobel laureate’s plan to end the economic depression would only prolong it

Will the greenest and most glamorous of the new crop of Conservative MPs stay the course?

Despite their Supreme Leader’s violent hostility to Israel and the West, many Iranians believe he is simply not up to the job

The centre-right celebrity is now firmly placed in the twitterati pantheon, but he’s long since abandoned his principles

Europe’s most celebrated author is playing with fire in his latest novel

Michael Mosbacher charts the evolution of a hard-line Marxist into the leader of a cult that believes its “progressive” ends justify any means

The mawkish cult of Rabbie distracts us from the beauty of the Scottish poet’s exquisite verse

The man Western liberals believe should be leader of an independent Palestine is a Jew-hater who deserves to be prosecuted

Update October 2015: Stalin admirer Seumas Milne has now been appointed by Jeremy Corbyn as head of strategy and communications for the Labour Party. Milne is now on leave from the Guardian. Corbyn’s people have stated that: “Seumas shares Jeremy’s world view almost to the letter … they sing from the same hymn sheet”.

The indefatigable showbusiness veteran manages to deliver happiness without a PhD or a government diktat