The Invisible Prime Minister
Clement Attlee was a much better politician, and a much more learned man, than popular memory gives him credit for.
What to Make of May’s Cabinet
Lenin once observed that in some decades nothing happens, and in some weeks, decades happen. That is the position in which Brexit Britain finds itself today.
Fire and Brimstone
As military responses go, Britain’s decision to join the Western attack on ISIS is no game changer. Nevertheless, the shift in strategy is important for at least three reasons.
What a Piece of Work Is Celebrity
Movie star Benedict Cumberbatch takes on Shakespeare’s most famous character, plus hordes of screaming fans. More power to him—and them.
The Education of Henry Kissinger
Niall Ferguson’s Kissinger: The Idealist is a brilliant, magisterial work, as clever, perceptive, and occasionally contrarian as its complicated subject.
Labour’s Suicide by Socialism?
As it flirts with electing “loony left” candidate Jeremy Corbyn as its leader, Labour should take note: political parties do become irrelevant.
FIFA, the United States, and Global Order
The FIFA indictments tell us something about the way in which the United States exerts its power on the global stage, and how that power is experienced by the rest of the world, particularly by many countries outside the West.
Four Funerals and an Election
As the dust settles on the UK elections, it’s time to take stock of what lies ahead for David Cameron. His tasks are daunting.