Issue: October 2015

Migrant Crisis? Europe Hasn’t Seen Anything Yet

The exodus is changing the West before our eyes. Lack of leadership has allowed the Continent to drift towards a form of cultural suicide.

Why Palmyra Should Matter To The West

The genocidal ghouls of Isis are tearing down a precious piece of our civilisation. This is the price we pay for not standing up to barbarism

Red Flags Flying Over Parliament Square

The tumultuous day Jeremy Corbyn was crowned Labour leader

Corbyn’s Rise Makes Cameron Redundant

The new Labour leader’s far-left politics mean the Conservatives no longer need to play Blairite games. The modernisers’ days are over

No, Jeremy: Politics Is All About Borders Now

By electing a far-left internationalist, Labour has failed to listen to the hopes and fears of its core voters on immigration and welfare

The Symphony: A Moral Vision Revealed In Music

Beethoven set the bar impossibly high but composers like myself still regard it as the ultimate challenge

Why ‘Lady Chatterley’ Still Provokes Us

On the set of the BBC’s recent adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s novel, I realised that his most controversial book is as important as ever

For Climate Alarmism, The Poor Pay The Price

Lord Stern’s new tract on global warming will help his Green allies to build their latter-day Tower of Babel, but renewables are irrelevant to megacities

Will Putin’s Empire Outlast The Soviets?

In 1984, Laszlo Solymar (under a pseudonym) predicted the collapse of the USSR. Will today’s Russia suffer the same fate? 

British Witnesses To Lenin’s Revolution

Five British writers were in Russia in 1917. Each one had his own story, but all were overwhelmed by the powerful tide of history

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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