A British writer calls American soccer fans “derivative, excessive and utterly ridiculous.” Those same adjectives apply to his essay.
Rich Russians live all over Europe, and they spend a lot of money. If it wants to punish Putin, Europe has to persuade its citizens to forgo that cash.
What Really Happened at the Battle of Waterloo
January 31, 2014
How many biscuits did it take to beat Napoleon? 83,428.
Jamie Oliver Represents Everything Wrong With Contemporary Britain
November 01, 2013
Will Self opens up on Jamie Oliver
David Cameron is Useless
August 30, 2013
In November 2009, David Cameron gave the Hugo Young Lecture, sponsored by The Guardian in memory of its highly respected columnist. Young had died of cancer in the autumn of 2003 after a splendid swan song, a final year of controlled rage.
Murdoch's Papers Fight the Guardian (and Free Speech)
August 29, 2013
While it might be a mite too early to assess the historic and political impact of Edward Snowden’s leaks of top secret NSA documents, the first casualty is already clear: journalism.
Margaret Thatcher's Unintended Legacies
August 23, 2013
She wanted a return to a conservative, middle-class England. The country she created is anything but.
Better Read Than Red
May 13, 2013
Infuriating and brilliant, the “New Statesman” turns 100.
The Importance of Being Prickly
April 11, 2013
How Margaret Thatcher ruled.
The Irony Lady
April 08, 2013
Margaret Thatcher's foreign policy fluctated wildly.