Eastern Europe

The West has missed an opportunity

Gunter Schabowski, whose gaffe brought down the Berlin Wall, has died aged 86. Standpoint’s editor Daniel Johnson remembers his walk-on part in the momentous events of 1989 which led to the triumph of democracy.

Roger Scruton’s new book roots British Conservatism in our distinctive history

The Taste of Ashes by Marci Shore is a history typical of a modern, intellectual “non-Jewish” Jew, which downplays the impact of the Holocaust

Are we being overrun by immigrants, ask two housewives