Issue: March 2016

Syria: Barack’s Boomerang?

‘The very few actions the President has taken with regard to Syria have actually made matters worse’

To Brexit Or Not To Brexit?

‘If we do leave the EU, it should be more in a spirit of regret than of celebration’

Border Anxiety

'For Continentals, borders are a deadly serious matter'

Bully For You

‘It can’t just be a coincidence that so many of the best films of the year are about bullying and abuse’

The Debt Doomsters

‘The world in its entirety cannot be in debt, let alone drowning in the stuff’

Heart Of Darkness By The Thames

An epic journey through 21st century London

Even Men Of Ideas Are Mortal

The philosopher Bryan Magee offers up his ultimate philosophical reflections

An Editor Ahead Of His Time

David Astor was the man who made the Observer the most popular Sunday paper of its time

Not Too Tricky To Be Ike’s Veep

The President And The Apprentice is an intriguingly contrarian retelling of the story of Nixon and the Eisenhower presidency

Clearing The Fog Of War

Tim Judah's In Wartime provides a first-hand picture of what is happening on the ground in Ukraine

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