Ian Kershaw—the fall and rise of modern Europe
How are we to explain the continent’s remarkable rebirth after the war?
The big ideas of 2016: pick-and-mix Europe
How can the EU resolve tension between expansion and integration?
Berlin Wall anniversary: 25 years of liberal delusion
Twenty-five years after the wall's collapse, the greatest threat to the west comes from the groundless faith that history is on its side
Getting Gorbachev right
Archie Brown responds to Ferdinand Mount's critical review of his new book "The Myth of the Strong Leader"
George Osborne: Socialist?
The utopian origins of garden cities
A world made safe for capitalism
Is Perry Anderson’s revisionist history of the Cold War credible?
How deep are America’s pockets?
Afghanistan is a contest of stamina between the US Congress and the Taliban
Jack’s guide to making peace
JFK's vision of peace is as relevant now as it was in 1963
Bad at chess
Iran’s rulers have piles of uranium but no endgame
The coalition is saying the right things about rebalancing the economy, but it’s not doing them
Imagine there’s no Stalin
Two new biographies help us to ask one of the great unanswered questions of the last century—what would have happened had Trotsky led the Soviet Union?
Shining Stalin’s shoes
Are leftists crazy or are they charlatans? After wading through 769 pages of Mikhail Gorbachev's humourless memoirs, PJ O'Rourke thinks he has the answer