It is widely accepted that there was often collusion – and more ‑ between
Ernest Bevin never knew who his father was and was orphaned aged eight. He started work as a farm labourer at eleven and later became a lay preacher and union organiser. As foreign secretary in the post-1945 Labour government he helped stiffen the Americans’ resolve to stand up to Stalin.
William Empson’s reputation as a severely intellectual critic can be offputting for anyone coming to him for the first time, but it’s a misleading view. His mission was in another direction altogether, seeking to clarify what
Some of what passes for news comes not from ‘the coal face’ but from the fevered brains of its inventors. In a guide to news in the era of fake news Alan Rusbridger says Murdoch’s Fox News will have a ‘special place in journalistic hell’ for its Covid coverage, which contributed to numberless deaths.
The tempo of life in wartime is swift and changeable. Men and women come into and slip out of one’s life, never to be seen again. Have they
Edmund Burke is often regarded as the father of political conservatism,
A new biographical study charts VS Naipaul’s progress from confidently judging the world to be simply ‘what it