The US Gets Homegrown Jihadis

This important investigation by the New York Times has many implications for Britain, which is now a half-way home to a quarter of a million Somalis.

As the FBI investigators in Minnesota correctly recognise, there is nothing to stop malign forces redirecting youths who have gone home to fight Ethiopians into committing acts of terrorism back in the US. The piece is also a very good description of how these young men are being radicalised, or rather, how they largely radicalise themselves.

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