An uncanny ability to mould public desire made Edward Bernays one of the 20th century’s most influential – yet invisible – characters, the architect of modern mass manipulation.
Volume 66 Issue 1 January 2016
The site of the concentration camp near Berlin remains little known.
The founder of the Quakers died on January 13th 1691.
French innovations in style and design revolutionsed our concept of the car.
The 'father of the symphony' came to London on January 1st, 1791.
Men’s awkwardness when talking about their bodies, especially sexual health, has changed little since the 17th century. Jennifer Evans looks into the private worries of men and their doctors.
A photograph of a released political prisoner prompts Roger Hudson to survey Ghana’s postcolonial history.
‘Shell shock’ is associated in particular with the First World War. Stuart M. Archer recounts the often brutal treatment meted out to sufferers of the condition and looks at how use of the term fell into disrepute.
The defeat of ISIS can only be achieved if we take a long view and question the Jihadists’ simplistic interpretation of the West’s troubled relationship with the Middle East.
Enlightenment ideas have always faced resistance, but they continue to be relevant and are vital to our understanding of the modern world.