Paul Lay

A Last Post

If the study of history has a future, it must look beyond the near horizon, in space and time. 

The Dust of Kabul

Afghanistan has one of the richest architectural legacies on earth. Its future, like that of the country and its people, is uncertain.

Lucy and Lucretius

A puritan translation of an Epicurean masterpiece fell victim to the pieties of its time.

Raise Your Words

A classic work of history, now 20 years old, reminds us of the power of continuing education for all. 

The Chosen Peoples

Oliver Cromwell’s desire to bring about the readmission of Jews to England was met with prejudice and opposition. But he succeeded, with help from powerful friends.