Volume 71 Issue 7 July 2021

Revolution in the air

Those who control the media control the state. Lenin knew this, but by 1991 his Soviet successors had forgotten, to their ultimate cost.

Who’s First?

The Norse voyages to Greenland and Canada as part of a bigger story.

Desperate Measures

Driven to extremes by the expectations loaded on them, some men turned to self-castration. 

Stop Press

It is often claimed that press censorship came to an end in England at the close of the 17th century. But it persisted, thanks to an unsavoury network of government spies.

Asia’s Great Survivors

Thailand’s monarchy is today one of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful, but it has faced a constant struggle for survival.