Issue: April 2019

Bear with a sore head

"Keir Giles suggests what the West’s policy towards Moscow should look like if it is to be guided by reality rather than hopes or a pretty dream"

Amritsar: beginning of the end of Empire

The true casualty figures are still hotly disputed 100 years after the Punjab massacre, but its real legacy was the slow death of the Raj

An election in India ignites old enemies

While India remains, formally at least, a secular republic, the last few years have seen that ideal become increasingly far from reality

Hero in war, victim in peace

"Airey Neave knew what it meant to fight for freedom, had cheated death many times during the war, and yet he would die a violent death during a time of peace"

The cruel fleecing of our sheep farmers

A disorderly Brexit could be the last straw for a valuable agricultural sector, already under attack from Green activists and government

Overrated: Harry Potter

The bland, humourless and one-dimensional boy wizard pales against his more interesting friends

From old bore to sex god

"While priding himself on declaring that he knew nothing, the one topic Socrates was prepared to concede expertise in was love"

Why dog meat matters

The sickness of virtue-signalling is not confined to the woke Left, but has taken hold of our body politic as a whole

Underrated: William Brown

The hero of the Just William books promotes free speech and debunks communism

Where have all the people gone?

Hot and crowded. That is the conventional wisdom on what Planet Earth will be like in the not-so-distant future. But the related question of how many of us there will be in 50 or 100 years matters too

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"