Volume 74 Issue 4 April 2024

Columbine 25 Years On

Columbine marked the beginning of a new era of high-profile mass shootings in the US. Was the attack the inevitable outcome of lax controls and a culture of gun glorification?

When Nostalgia Was Deadly

When it was first named in 17th-century Switzerland, nostalgia was a very real – and very dangerous – disease.

In Defence of Boring Books

What is the most boring history book you have read, and why? Excruciating tedium can have intellectual value, says George Garnett.