Issue: May 2018

Watchmen of the West

'Trump may not be the ideal leader of the free world. But he understands what is at stake, he knows what must be done and he has the willpower to see it through'

Stick to love

The sequel to Call Me By Your Name should not be politicised

Dealing with death

How, as a patient, do you react to a devastating diagnosis?

Labour’s Russia problem

'While Theresa May has shown herself in the best light in her response to Russian aggressions, Corbyn has demonstrated his greatest weakness'

What undermines democracy?

"Our democracy has not been undermined by an unproven claim about one uninvolved tech company or the manner in which a minor figure’s minor ex was or was not outed"

No, Jeremy Corbyn

'Sometimes I would just like to be a mere citizen — an actress, not a Jewish actress'

Project Fear was £100bn out

‘George Osborne’s scary referendum campaign rhetoric about a return of the Great Recession now looks preposterous’

Catalan myths must now confront reality

The claims of the pro-independence campaigners are historically dubious 

The battle for British Muslims’ integration

When an East End primary head teacher tried to ban the hijab for small girls, a vicious campaign against her was unleashed by activists

Did Winnie’s crimes open Nelson’s eyes?

The courtroom revelations about his wife’s murderous gang may have helped the future President Mandela to promote reconciliation

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
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