The British government’s universal credit scheme seeks solutions to problems that have frustrated politicians for centuries.
King Minos and the Minotaur remain shrouded in mystery and mythology, yet evidence of a Bronze Age ‘Bull Cult’ at the Minoan palaces abounds. Were bulls merely for entertainment or did they have a deeper significance?
An uncanny ability to mould public desire made Edward Bernays one of the 20th century’s most influential – yet invisible – characters, the architect of modern mass manipulation.
In the Industrial Revolution, state intervention, protectionism and immigration were all adopted by successive governments to promote British manufacturing.
Dealing with debt in the Roman Empire.
History suggests that closer collaboration and rradical new thinking between the central state and Cooperativisim could yet yield positive results.
The division of migrants into those who are of benefit to British society and those who are not has a long history.
An examination of the ‘fleeting, fine-grained intimacies’ of letters, diaries and memoirs produces a witty and scholarly account of Victorian attitudes to the body.
Faced with an extortionate rise in the price of kosher meat, Jewish women in New York’s Lower East Side employed protest tactics borrowed from the radical political movements that prospered in their neighbourhood.
If Bolivia is so rich, why is it so poor?