Western Europe

A Norwegian Thatcher?

The leader of Norway's Progress Party, Siv Jensen, has a good chance of winning next year's election. In an interview with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson, she explains her views; Bruce Bawer explains the background to her meteoric career

‘Where is Milton Friedman now? He would have retorted: “The business of financial business is business”’

Grey Power Time Bomb

Political parties are being held to ransom by older voters. And it's the young who are paying the price

‘Obama would be an American, not European, president, and Livni would be an Israeli leader, not a Brussels bureaucrat’

ONLINE ONLY: Sarkozy’s True Colours

As his peacemaking efforts in Georgia reveal, Sarkozy's foreign policy is cynical and incompetent

Revolutionary Roundabout

Children of the Revolution: The French, 1799-1914 by Robert Gildea

France Finally Forgets Vichy

The humiliation of 1940 has cast a baleful shadow over France's postwar history. Can Nicolas Sarkozy, the first president too young to be tainted by it, usher in a new era?

‘Our destiny is determined by benevolent and somewhat patronising philosopher kings’

Defending Europe’s Pariahs

This month's small charity making a big difference is The European Roma Rights Centre

Hitler’s European Union

Hitler's Empire: Nazi Rule in Occupied Europe by Mark Mazower

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"
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