Christopher Caldwell

Diary

Monuments and memorials in Maryland

For about a dozen square blocks in its center, 18th-century Easton is as European-looking as any small town in the United States

By Christopher Caldwell

Politics

Sovereignty rules

The viruses-don’t-respect-borders slogan is dead wrong

By Christopher Caldwell

Washington in winter

The city is quiescent if you compare it to London during Brexit, or New York or Rome during anything

By Christopher Caldwell

Europe

Europeans have started to change their minds on Brexit

Boris’s focus on the backstop has shifted public opinion

By Christopher Caldwell

Europe

Europe’s culture clash: Macron vs Salvini is a battle over a continent’s soul

France is the EU’s leading defender of Brussels – but Italy sees things very differently

By Christopher Caldwell

Europe

What Europe thinks of Brexit

Why the EU still doesn’t understand the 2016 referendum result

By Christopher Caldwell

Europe

Europe is a continent in crisis – where lo-vis people now wear high-vis jackets

Outside their prosperous cities, the hinterlands of France, Germany, Italy and beyond are hitting back

By Christopher Caldwell

Home

Why are Americans so unhinged about Christmas?

Trump’s 19ft Christmas tree and 300lb gingerbread house are quintessentially American

By Christopher Caldwell

China

If China backs Trump on North Korea he won’t like the quid pro quo

The first election day since Donald Trump was elected president a year ago brought a funereal mood to Washington that you could feel on the streets. The swamp, apparently, remains undrained. Elections for governor in Virginia and New Jersey and for mayor in New York City cheered the locals a bit, producing the expected victories […]

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