Issue: April 2014

Holocaust Lessons

An exhibition on Anne Frank details the lessons we should learn from her story, but making the past relevant today is not that simple

Georgians Really Revealed?

An exhibition rightly highlights a much overlooked anniversary but misses some key points about its subject

Henry Tonks: A Strange New Art

The painter refused to call his drawings of disfigured soldiers art. Now they hang in the National Portrait Gallery

Puny Putin

Russia may dominate world maps, but it is an economic pygmy compared with the developed nations as a bloc

Not-So-Revolutionary Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, and his new administration want to save the Islamic Revolution, not reform it

Manufacturing Trouble

The root problem with the UK economy is that neither investment generally nor manufacturing in particular are profitable

A Sense of Belonging

That elusive sense of a homeland, Heimat, Mounk found only when he was free not to feel Jewish

A Tear in our Culture

‘I have always held that everything to do with “interfaith dialogue” should be regarded with intense suspicion’

Boorish, venal but brilliant

Richard Strauss tested bourgeois tolerance with Salome and Elektra but found it bad for business

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens
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