Michael Burleigh

The shape of things to come

19 May 2010 12:00 am

Among writers of history a variety of genres flourish: they include battles, biographies and a significant date, such as 1066, 1492 or 1940.

The map turns red

21 April 2010 12:00 am

Norman Stone forsook the chair of modern history at Oxford university for Ankara after realising that the ‘conversation at high tables would generally have made the exchanges in the bus- stop in the rain outside seem exhilarating’.

It’s time to tackle student Islamists

27 January 2010 12:00 am

Waffling on about free speech and forming committees is no way to deal with nascent terrorists, says Michael Burleigh. Let’s hope the Tories do better