Politics

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How the Supreme Court became the ‘most dangerous branch’

July 9, 2020 11:48 am

Beware the court's long march to the left

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Is left the new right?

June 18, 2020 1:23 pm

Emile had the face of one who had stared into the abyss at exactly the moment the wind had changed

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Benjamin Disraeli — inventor of English political fiction

January 9, 2020 11:52 am

Sybil; or, The Two Nations by Benjamin Disraeli, read by Tim Bentinck, reviewed

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The Middle East for dummies

January 9, 2020 9:01 am

Assad is not the worst guy in Syria. That label belongs to the US-armed and financed ‘moderate rebels’

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Let’s choose our politicians by random selection

July 18, 2019 12:00 pm

The politician who accepts power reluctantly and uses it sparingly is to be found only in Greek myths and in Shakespeare

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Was there no end to John Buchan’s talents?

April 18, 2019 11:22 am

Beyond The Thirty-Nine Steps: A Life of John Buchan by Ursula Buchan reviewed

Channel 4 doesn’t do ‘news’ in any meaningful sense of the word – it’s pure propaganda

July 19, 2018 12:51 pm

Gone are the days when political interviewers were dispassionate seekers-after-truth on a mission to get the best out of their subjects.

Italians aren’t fascists. They’re angry about immigration

March 1, 2018 5:14 pm

 Ravenna Amid relentless propaganda about Italy being in the grip of fascism, Italians go to the polls on Sunday. It…

Trump Globe

Trump’s sunbed optimism is rubbing off on the world

February 14, 2018 11:45 am

Donald J Trump’s State of the Union was as expected: long, boastful, cheesy — and largely right. Trump says he…