Issue: March 2017

Politicians’ Piles

"Could a Donald Trump — someone who says he can fix the country’s problems because of his extraordinary business acumen — be elected to high office in the UK?"

Apocalyptic Apoplexy

"People understand that the threats facing the West are serious, whether or not politicians choose to take them seriously."

Trump Chic

How Thorstein Veblen's "conspicuous consumption" explains the rise of The Donald

Cherchez La Femme

The case of François and Penelope Fillon showcases a surprising number of French political vices

Writers Welcome

The history of the Authors' Club

Feigned Intimacy

Why can't Tim Farron just leave me alone?

Reductio Ad Hitlerum

"From Hollywood to Holyrood, people think they are fighting the Nazis. But they’re not"

Against ‘Acronymia’

"Many Brexit and Trump voters resented the exent to which national power had been transferred to international institutions like the EU and the IMF"

Vanessa Bell

The Dulwich Picture Gallery's retrospective of Vanessa Bell’s work reveals a spectactularly vibrant artist

Why Israel’s DNA Is So Revolutionary

Daniel Johnson talks to Tzipi Hotovely, deputy foreign minister and rising star of the Jewish state, about her country’s past, present and future

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"