Issue: March 2012

Standpoint Lecture: “When Bad Religion Drives Out Good”

Continuing the series of talks on Judaism and modernity, Melanie Phillips discusses the challenges religion faces in an increasingly secular society tonight at 8pm

Will Michael Gove Go All the Way to No 10?

Michael Gove said he would never stand for the Tory leadership. But Iain Martin wrote, in 2012: "Perhaps he will be able to overcome his fear . . . Those who care about the future of this country should hope so: the Tories need their Iron Laddie and so do we."

Chaotic Legacy of the Classroom Radicals

Every day I grapple with unruly pupils who have no respect for teachers because discipline is treated as a dirty word in our schools

Why Shouldn’t I Cheat? Everybody Else Does

England no longer expects every man to do — or even to know — his duty, and corruption is creeping into our moral culture

Twelve More Years of Vladimir Putin? Nyet!

Both the Russian intelligentsia and the people have lost faith in their leader—but he won’t go quietly, whatever the voters’ verdict

Eternal Land of the Golden Fleecing

Greeks have been fiddling the books ever since Agamemnon. Where else do you find such private generosity and public irresponsibility?

In Search of Vienna’s Vanished Jewish Elite

The gentile owner of the Austrian capital’s leading tailor is tracing the genealogy of the Jewish patricians who fell victim to the Nazis

Faded Glory: In The Footsteps of Old Fritz

In 1757, Prussia under Frederick the Great celebrated its most famous victories in the Seven Years’ War. The two battlefields at Leuthen and Rossbach are still worth seeing today

Wanted: A New Ronald Reagan

GOP voting this year is extraordinarily volatile: Republicans' heads and hearts are completely disconnected - really, they just want Ronald Reagan back

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"