Havana: The Castros Will Not Be Absolved

"Cuba is decaying at a scandalous pace, physically and morally. The social capital of civil values and mutual trust has evaporated and hatred is taking hold"

A Comrade to Fascism

‘Fascism has been defeated in the West. The time has come to treat its evil twin, communism, the same way’

Heroes of Hope

‘We, the victors of the Cold War, the liberators of the evil empire, could never have accomplished our bloodless triumph without a good measure of idealism’

Seven Minutes that Shook the World

It was a rare privilege to have a footnote in history at the fall of the Berlin Wall, which led to the collapse of communism

Seeing Red

Who is behind the "No to EU, Yes to Democracy" Party that received 150, 000 votes in June's European elections?

Low Marx

Richard Dawkin's angry atheism has an excellent precedent - that of Karl Marx's daughter in 1883

Swallowing the Party Line

The Last Englishman: The Double Life of Arthur Ransome by Roland Chambers

Exile on Jermyn Street

Blacklisted by Hollywood, my father Carl Foreman made a new life in Britain. But he never forsook the country of his birth, says Jonathan Foreman

The Long Shadow of Tiananmen

An eye-witness of the massacre says its malign legacy persists 20 years on

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"