The West

How the West was Invented

Emperor of the West: Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire by Hywel Williams

Radical Islam’s Fellow-Travellers

They swoon at the feet of Tariq Ramadan and pour scorn on those who question his motives, such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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’

The Decline and Fall Industry

Could anxiety over the future of the West be behind the publication of so many books on the fall of the Roman Empire?

Fundamental Flaw

Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom by Bruce Bawer

Life After the ‘Game-Changer’

‘An Iranian bomb would enable Tehran to fulfil the goals of the revolution without using it’

To Hell with Niceness

The spread of political 'compassion' has led to the breakdown of family and school discipline. The results have been catastrophic

A Strange Rush for the Exit

In a world where life appears to be getting better, why are we in the grip of a suicide epidemic?

How I Rewrote Polish History

Poland used to be written off as a failed state. But it has survived Nazism and communism to become a model for Europe

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"