Issue: May 2013

ONLINE ONLY: The Last Days of the Divvy

I'm a 20th-Century consumer stuck in a 21st-Century world

ONLINE ONLY: Thoughts from a Hospital Bed

Until recently I hadn't needed the help of the NHS. Prostate Cancer has made it an important part of my life

ONLINE ONLY: Academic Boycotts Teach Us Nothing

Stephen Hawking could learn from Antonio Munoz Molina who recognises that only the pursuit of truth can advance peace and understanding

Professor Geza Vermes, 1924-2013

A tribute to the leading Dead Sea Scrolls scholar and Standpoint contributor

ONLINE ONLY: Send in the Clowns

UKIP have challenged the internationalist assumptions of the political elite. Will they succeed?

ONLINE ONLY: Ferguson’s Fact of Nature

There is a truth at the heart of his controversial comments about my antecedent which Niall Ferguson does not need to apologise for

ONLINE ONLY: Thatcher, Reagan and the Dictators

The Iron Lady's record with authoritarians is mixed but her profound confidence in the democratic rights of all peoples shines through

From Hegel to Hagel

The US's new Secretary of Defence should behave a little less like his Prussian near namesake and avoid hero-worshipping foreign military prowess

First in Line

If the Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a daughter, she will be first in line to the throne. But why no further changes to primogeniture?

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"