A Brexit Game of Chicken
The negotiations between the UK and the EU are as good as rigged to blow up. And if they do, the EU would be the bigger loser.
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.