Give a Gift
By Charlie Laderman
Posted 16th February 2017, 11:42
The 45th US President is caught in a constant rerun of the debates of the 1980s, argues Charlie Laderman.
By David Wootton
Posted 13th February 2017, 12:22
The rise of ‘the fact’ during the 17th century came at the expense of the power of authority. Could the digital age reverse how we decide what is true and what is not?
By Eleanor Parker
Posted 9th February 2017, 10:00
If you believe the neologism 'post-truth' describes a new phenomenon, think again. Geoffrey Chaucer diagnosed the problem at the end of the 14th century, as Eleanor Parker points out.
By Henry Jeffreys
Posted 8th February 2017, 12:04
Beyond a few ruins, there is very little to see from Britain's brief occupation of Sicily – but you can taste its legacy in marsala wine.
By Rhys Griffiths
Posted 2nd February 2017, 6:15
Communist Romania's biggest concession to the west's Dracula obsession.
By James Whitfield
Posted 1st February 2017, 12:43
The much-vaunted 'special relationship' between Britain and the United States obscures another history of rivalry and suspicion between the two allies.
By Elizabeth Goodwin
Posted 30th January 2017, 7:00
Rather than being narcissistic, images of the self were used to represent a spiritual community.
By Peter Schröder
Posted 27th January 2017, 7:07
In the intellectual community of Berlin, Saul Ascher was committed to the reform of Judaism.
By Jennifer Doyle
Posted 25th January 2017, 9:06
Volunteer rationing in the First World War depended on patriotism, but that could only go so far.
By Minoo Dinshaw
Posted 23rd January 2017, 10:16
Minoo Dinshaw is disappointed to discover that ignorance of the Middle Ages can found even among the most elevated company.