Volume 73 Issue 2 February 2023

The Power of Protests

Recent protests in China are part of a long tradition of student activism, but results are often lacklustre.

Dead Letters

Correspondence from the members of the doomed expedition to find the Northwest Passage.

What is a ‘Just War’?

On the 20th anniversary of the worldwide protest against the Iraq War in February 2003, we ask: is there such a thing as ‘just war’ or is there just war?

Rocks of Ages

On his early travels across the world it was geology that struck Charles Darwin’s interest.

A Dynasty is Founded

On 8 February 1644, Li Zicheng, a rebel warlord, proclaimed the foundation of his own Shun dynasty.