From the Editor

Man for a Crisis

A remarkable political career suggests that social mobility is of benefit to us all.

Against Evil

An alliance of unlike minds offered hope for the future during Europe’s darkest days.

Cohn the Canary

The work of the historian Norman Cohn has taken on a new resonance. We should heed his warnings.

Digital Deities

Social media recreates the anxieties associated with early modern puritanism.

Marshall Myths

Britain received more Marshall aid than Germany, but spent much of it propping up a delusion. 

The Rise of Japan

When it comes to rapid world-changing events, the Meiji Restoration has few equals.