Issue: October 2017

The status quo cannot hold

Can the West defend itself? On the face of it, the question answers itself: of course we can. And yet Donald Trump has called into question its very survival.

Vive les Huguenots!

In Provence, a community of French Protestants gather every September

Liberty ship

Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar, HMS Victory, has earned the right to go back into the water

Critical mass

Theatre critics are frequently out of step with audiences and prone to bringing too much of their own baggage to their writing

Case closed

Ideally, a person should occupy the space of a person. This should rule out the trailing of collision-prone wheeled suitcases

A shopping list for the Tories

‘So often, Conservatives think that retail politics is just an auction of promises that we can never win’

Does Parliamentary arithmetic add up to Brexit?

‘The fastest route for Mrs May to exit Downing Street is for her to make a compromise too far for mainstream Conservative Brexiteers’

From perpetrator to victim

‘At almost any time in history before today, someone who had deliberately released their own nation’s secrets would have been regarded as a traitor’

Is Trump the man for a Korean missile crisis?

The President’s warlike response to Kim Jong-un’s threats exposes his lack of global leadership. The Trump doctrine will cost the West dear

The PhD Generals

In the 1980s, PhD students from the military, like David Petraus, were the exception. But academia and the US army increasingly intersect

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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