Issue: April 2018

Standpoint takes a stand

"Over a hundred issues, Standpoint's focus and urgency have remained constant"

Putin’s playthings

Nato's response to the Skripal poisoning has revealed its disunity

Penny foolish

The 1p piece is useless, but it is less than half a century since it was bright and new

Dürer’s diversion

A Milan exhibition shows how much Dürer was influenced by the Italian masters

Unsafe space

How can students win the battle for free speech on campus?

Real steel

"Free trade is good for you, and protectionism is bad. It’s as simple as that"

Corbyn’s caution

"Jeremy Corbyn urges an extraordinary level of care over the analysis of chemical weapons suspected of being used by Russia or Syria, but is always first to denounce Israeli military action"

Tempering tyranny

"What did Tocqueville fear more than tyrants and majorities? Democratic despotism"

Demise delayed

'Many are beginning to think: might it not be better to let Theresa May’s premiership run on for longer, and only install a new leader 18 months or so before the next general election?'

Trump’s big gamble on North Korea

The US President may yet confound his critics

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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