Issue: September 2008

France Finally Forgets Vichy

The humiliation of 1940 has cast a baleful shadow over France's postwar history. Can Nicolas Sarkozy, the first president too young to be tainted by it, usher in a new era?

The State Of Our Nation

Our Times. The Age of Elizabeth II by A.N. Wilson

Enduring Friendship

In Tearing Haste: Letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor by Charlotte Mosely

Rethinking the War on Terror

The presidential adviser and author of Terror and Consent, Philip Bobbitt, shares his ideas on the war on terror in a Standpoint dialogue with Conservative politician and author of Celsius 7/7, Michael Gove

The Wealth Of The Wittgensteins

The House of Wittgenstein: A Family at War by Alexander Waugh

Our Struggles with Chronos

Is no rebellion possible against the tyranny of time?

Writers, Visible and Invisible

Writers are hidden beings, says the winner of the 2008 PEN/Nabokov Lifetime Achievement Award

Darfur: Panic at the Palace

Rarely have expectations and realistic possibilities been so ill-matched as in Sudan

Rome: Arrivederci Roma

The public and government mood towards immigrants, whether legal or illegal, is increasingly ugly

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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