Articles by Ferdinand Mount
Ferdinand Mount / May 12, 2018
Forget Freudian theories about father issues. The main thing the Cambridge Five had in common was drinking—as two new books, and my mother's memory, attest
Jefferson was a slave-holder who urged permanent revolution. He doesn’t deserve acclaim
Tony Blair transformed Britain, but he cared more about the limelight than the Labour Party
Henry Kissinger became the most reviled and admired statesman of his time. Whatever his secret weapon might have been, it wasn't loyalty
For 20 years Hutton has railed against Anglo-Saxon capitalism and lauded the European model. But with the eurozone in crisis, it's time for him to find a new tune
Archie Brown’s book about political leaders is undermined by his loathing of one of them in particular
David Runciman believes that democracy's great strength is its adaptability, but autocracies can prove equally flexible
David Cameron wants to heal the rift between Thatcherites and modernisers while also coining a distinctive new Tory ideology. To achieve this he must ditch flashy initiatives and show that he is...
The readiness of America, and sometimes Britain, to fight difficult conflicts in faraway places was one reason for victory in the cold war. But the end of the anti-communist struggle removed the...