Politics

Alexis de Tocqueville: a mediocre minister but a memoirist of genius

“Politics goes bad when ideas go bad and the ideas have gone bad in Europe because free speech went bad”

Peter Stothard’s memoir of the 1980s follows a quartet of attendants at Mrs Thatcher’s court

The sinister and sanguinary Soviet revolutionary was, above all, a very lucky man

At a time when partisan feelings are strong, William Meyers’s “Civics” project steps back to look at the problems of common concern

Beyond Europe’s borders, storm clouds are gathering; what Brexit would mean for the survival of the West is a fair question — though one not always fairly answered

Brendan Simms’s new book places Britain at the centre of European history in unexpected and stimulating ways

It is doubtful whether the rising star of French politics will live up to the hope and hype

A groundbreaking German politician whose death has been ignored by the mainstream British press

‘Magazines such as Standpoint are not viable on their own — they need philanthropic backing’