Issue: July/August 2011

The Holocaust: Excusing the Inexcusable

Despite my revelations in Standpoint about the sinister motives of the Hamburg tycoon and Oxford benefactor Alfred Toepfer, the "greywashing" of the crimes of Nazi Germany continues

Putting A Value On Human And Animal Life

The Australian philosopher Peter Singer and the Oxford theologian Nigel Biggar discusses genocide, infanticide, euthanasia, animal rights and God with the Editor of Standpoint, Daniel Johnson

Still Haunted by the Ghost of Mao

Despite China's prosperity, the People's Republic remains in the grip of the monstrous ideology of its founder

China’s Downtrodden Sunflower Seeds

Despite Ai Weiwei's release on bail, we should expect no relaxation in the Communist Party's repression of intellectual freedom

The Lost Art Of Old England

For a thousand years, until the Reformation swept away the cult of saints, relics were as English as roast beef, inspiring an entire artistic tradition

Bloomsbury’s Teenage Terrorist

What drives young men to be violent? The case of David Garnett, later darling of literary London, anticipated today's extremists

What Happens When The Band Stops Playing?

Around the world, symphony orchestras are threatened as public subsidies dry up. But great cities need them more than ever

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"