Volume 72 Issue 10 October 2022

Demanding Surrender

The exchange of wanted persons between the UK and the US is a contentious issue and has been for more than 200 years. 

Filthy Food

Efforts by the German scientist Friedrich Accum brought about widespread awareness of the dangers of food adulteration, paving the way for legislation that protects what we eat today. 

No More Windfalls

Uprisings, strikes, protests and massacres in South Africa, from the Boer War to the present day. 

Military State

Iraq faces an ongoing crisis of sovereignty, 90 years after independence.  

The Great Alpaca Heist

A Victorian wool merchant set out on an audacious, decade-long quest to smuggle alpacas out of Peru. But transporting his flock to Australia was only half the struggle. 

The Menorah

The oldest continuously used religious symbol in the western world.

Turning on the Waterworks

Britain’s privatised water companies are under attack, but private ownership of a vital public service has a long history of controversy.

A Century of Fascism

Fascism would plague the 20th century, but when Benito Mussolini seized power in October 1922 few could agree on exactly what it was.