Issue: October 2008

The New Anti-Semitism

The West has adopted a disturbingly complacent attitude towards those who consistently advocate a "world without Israel"

ONLINE ONLY: The Great Divide

The deadliest but least understood Middle Eastern faultline is between Sunni and Shia

ONLINE ONLY: South-East Asia: The Demons of Ignorance

Why Thailand and Cambodia are on the verge of an all-out shooting war

ONLINE ONLY: What is a Liberal Conservative Foreign Policy?

It sounds like a refreshing antidote to neoconservatism, but little is known about the Conservative Party's foreign policy approach

How the West was Won

Masters and Commanders by Andrew Roberts

Lords and Ladies of Byzantium

Ancient Greek culture, Roman law and Eastern Christianity all contributed to the longevity of the Byzantine Empire

Drama Behind the Scenes

A Strange Eventful History by Michael Holroyd

Ditch the Life Jackets

If the absurd theatre of aviation safety could do without its props, air travel would be much less expensive

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"
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