Issue: July/August 2018

Saving Europeans isn’t the Italians’ job

In Reggio Calabria, ordinary people have had enough of the pro-EU elite

Will Trump’s foreign policy revolution fail?

The President was elected to give a voice to ordinary Americans, but his challenge to the Washington establishment faces fierce resistance

After Draghi departs, eurozone deluge looms

The ECB chairman quits next year after an impressive eight-year term. But as money growth slows to a halt, troubled times lie ahead 

The poor need the rich to always be with us

The current obsession with inequality masks the fact that wealthy but unequal societies are highly resilient. A new rhetoric is required

Is the mental illness epidemic just a myth?

Since Prince Harry revealed his near-breakdown, mental health has been a hot political issue. But fears about its spread may be groundless

No need to sell your oil shares just yet

Around the world, public institutions are being pressured by activists to divest themselves of their fossil fuel holdings. They should resist


A new Chicago short story by Joseph Epstein

Poles apart, linked by one instrument

Chopin and Wanda Landowska were very different musicians with only one thing in common

Murdoch: a life on the risk frontier

Two very different books come as close as possible to explaining the enigma that is Murdoch and his extraordinary media empire

Spy who went into the cold

Roland Philipps makes a strong case that Donald Maclean was, from the Soviet point of view, the most valuables spy of the Cambridge Five

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"