Issue 28 September 1997


Blair has a hard act to follow, according to Robert Pearce's assessment of the architect of the previous Labour landslide in 1945.

Crime and Punishment

Richard Bellamy demonstrates the contemporary relevance of an eighteenth-century debate.  

Maps and History

Jeremy Black shows how historical atlases have for centuries recorded more than objective fact.

The October Revolution

Graham Darby argues that the Bolshevik success of 1917 was rooted in the failings of the Provisional Government and the aspiration of ordinary people.