Volume 67 Issue 8 August 2017

The Lost Obelisks of Egypt

The story of the transportation of three obelisks to London, Paris and New York captures the 19th-century mania for all things Egyptian.

Censoring Indian History

Laws against religious offence in India have altered the writing and understanding of the nation’s past.

Let Them Eat Meat

Faced with an extortionate rise in the price of kosher meat, Jewish women in New York’s Lower East Side employed protest tactics borrowed from the radical political movements that prospered in their neighbourhood.