Underrated

The Vice President’s mixture of principle and opportunism have made him formidable

The independent-minded Labour parliamentarian would have made an excellent Speaker

The Pope Emeritus has been a prophet without honour in his own land

The ideas of the martyred pioneer of mayhem still remain potent today

The record of the former Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister is too easily ridiculed

The former Cabinet minister was the modest but highly effective lynchpin of the Cameron government

We should welcome the belated rediscovery of this neglected giant of 20th-century music

A groundbreaking German politician whose death has been ignored by the mainstream British press

The rising star of Israeli politics

The Japanese Prime Minister’s bold reforms are now paying off