Political

The Colonels’ Failed PR Coup

A British public relations company in cahoots with sympathetic MPs was unable to whitewash the military regime that seized power in Greece in 1967.

Child Voters

In the politically chaotic decades before true universal suffrage, some infants found a way to vote in British elections.

Disraeli or Churchill?

Boris Johnson is facing a national crisis like few other prime ministers. Which of his predecessors will he draw comparisons with?

On the Home Front

A lively, privileged group of young intellectuals grew ever more alarmed by the crises that struck Britain in the mid-1740s.

The Rights of France

Since the late 19th century, French politics has provided a testing ground for right-wing populism.

The Foundations of Liberia

The creation of an African American colony was supported by slave holders and abolitionists, but founded by a few dozen black families.

The End of British Communism

It was not the Nazi-Soviet Pact, but the ‘Party line’, which brought an end to the era of ‘fellow travellers’, 80 years ago.