Volume 37 Issue 7 July 1987

The Xi'an Incident

A tragi-comic sequence of mutiny and kidnap marked a crucial stage in the struggle of Nationalists and Communists for the hearts and minds of China.

Gladstonian Finance

The equation of sound money and balanced budgets with moral probity became difficult to maintain once the high point of 'laissez-faire' had been reached in Gladstone's mid-Victorian financial policies.

Dickens and His Readers

Philip Collins argues that Dickens' writing reflects not only a marvellous rapport with a cross-section of Victorian society but an integration of populism with a concern for 'the raising up of those that are down.'

The Georgian Group

A look at the Georgian Group, who campaign for the protection of ancient buildings.