Issue: April 2010

Bishkek: Bloodsoaked Revolution

Our correspondent provides an eyewitness account of the bloody and brutal coup in Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday 7th April

Turkey, Israel and the Armenians

There has been a liberal media blackout of the Turkish Prime Minister's threat to expel 100,000 Armenians from Turkey, despite that same media's exhaustive coverage of the Ramat Shlomo row

Oxford Literary Festival — Day Two

Online only: Commentary from the final day of the Oxford Literary Festival

The Prize Lies of a Nazi Tycoon

Alfred Toepfer posed as a peacemaker in postwar Europe and lavished awards on British artists. Unknown to them, he played a key role in the Third Reich and helped war criminals flee justice

It Could Be Worse

Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism in England by Anthony Julius

Prodigal Brother

The Rage Against God: Why Faith is the Foundation of Civilisation by Peter Hitchens

The Poetical Mollusc

True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell under the Sign of Eliot and Pound by Christopher Ricks

Men From the Ministry

Choose Your Weapons: The British Foreign Secretary — Two Centuries of Conflict and Personalities by Douglas Hurd

We’ve Been Here Before

The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis

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"