We select our favourite articles from the past yearby / December 17, 2014 / Leave a comment
Westminster cannot compete with the lords of money and Brussels, writes Andrew Marr.
The idea of Scottish independence, now that it has taken root, will not disappear writes Neal Ascherson.
Does the UK now need a constitution to survive, asks Linda Colley.
Twenty-five years after the Berlin Wall’s collapse, the greatest threat to the west comes from the groundless faith that history is on its side, writes John Gray.
Are we seeing an intensifying “cold war” between Saudi Arabia and Iran, asks Gregory Treverton.
The collapse of the most recent peace talks leaves Israel “in a real bind,” but may also open a new way through, writes Bronwen Maddox.
The age of the great statesman is over—but the former politician and historian appears not to have noticed, writes Mark Mazower.
To secure his power at home, Russia’s President is testing its limits abroad. Sooner or later the west will have to stop him, writes Chrystia Freeland.
The US President is one of the most effective statesmen in modern American history, writes Sam Tanenhaus
Derek Parfit and Janet Radcliffe-Richards believe that philosophy should guide behaviour. Their marriage shows that it can, writes David Edmonds.
An ex-gang member revisits his past, writes Ed Docx.
The battle over the burial of King Richard III has become savage, writes Sam Knight.
It’s bad reasoning, not human nature, that blinds us to the predicament of the poor writes Amartya Sen.