The new president will be welcomed by most ordinary Africans, if not by their rulers
Many Britons – and even some Americans – have a false idea of what the US is really like. Are Hollywood and TV to blame?
Luke Johnson, entrepreneur and business commentator, discusses terrorism’s growing menace with historian Michael Burleigh and Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson
‘Mr Obama subscribes to the European critique of the Bush administration, but the self-abasement that the critics demand from America is as implausible as it is undesirable’
The recession will refocus our financial priorities, and is as good a time as any to reassess the value of Fairtrade products
The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson
The Eagle and the Crown: Americans and the British Monarchy by Frank Prochaska