Paul Lay

Why do so many terrorists come from an engineering background?

The problem with historical fiction is that it needs heroes. History doesn't.

Anniversaries can be a crutch for lazy journalists, but they also allow us to reassess our understanding of the past.

Oswald Mosley, the siege of Corfe Castle, highway-women and more. 

Across the Middle East, minority religions are under threat. 

Paul Lay on the self-deprecating nature of Brummies.

Paul Lay reflects on the fashion for taking photographs in museums and galleries.

In embracing tattoos, the people of Britain are returning to their ancient roots, argues Paul Lay.

Paul Lay reflects on the differences between his generation and that of his grandfather, who fought in the First World War.

A selection of readers' correspondence with the editor, Paul Lay.


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