Issue: March 2011

ONLINE ONLY: Iran and the Arab Sandstorm

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will look to take advantage of the instability in the Arab world by changing the Middle East narrative. But will he first have to stem a popular rebellion among his own people?

ONLINE ONLY: An Unserious Man

Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy by David Leigh and Luke Harding reveals the Wikileaks founder's facile politics and ignorance of history

ONLINE ONLY: Dust Busting Today’s Gender Myths

On the centenary of International Women's Day, feminist attitudes to gender roles and the pay gap need reevaluating

ONLINE ONLY: Tackling the Islamist Threat to UK Jews

Reproduced in full — and not yet available via any of the Government or Conservative Party's websites — David Cameron's speech to the Community Security Trust on March 2

ONLINE ONLY: A Key Truth and a Broken Promise

The biased historiography of Channel 4's mini-series The Promise is just one recent example of innumerable and programmatic efforts to demonise Israel

Party Lines

Our columnist listens in on the Great Education Debate

Underrated: Willa Cather

Willa Cather, the modest Midwest American author and admirer of Flaubert, merits her place among the literary greats

Overrated: Gustave Flaubert

The French aesthete is hardly deserving of acolytic praise, such was his emphasis on style over substance

An Awfully British Medium

The subtleties of watercolour reflect the national character—and it’s still going strong

Murder Most Mundane

British crime drama should emulate a Danish series as good as anything from America

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