Germany

What Angela Merkel really wants (it's not good news for Dave)

8 November 2014 9:00 am

The German Chancellor has a lot in common with David Cameron – which is why she can’t afford to help him very much

Sea change: the old fishing town of Warnemünde has been transformed into an affluent resort

A voyage along my grandfather’s coastline

25 October 2014 9:00 am

William Cook follows family ties to coastal Germany

Brad Pitt with the crew of the Sherman tank, Fury

Fury: the men blow stuff up, then Brad Pitt takes his top off

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Fury is a second world war drama that plays with us viscerally and unsparingly — I think I saw a…

Storm warning: the world economy’s October troubles aren’t over yet

18 October 2014 9:00 am

October is always a turbulent month, and I’m feeling uneasy about this one. The FTSE100 index, which looked set to…

Europe will reconcile with Russia, and soon. It can’t afford not to

18 October 2014 9:00 am

The West will have to drop sanctions on Russia – or face another global economic crash

Tate Modern’s latest show feels like it’s from another planet

18 October 2014 9:00 am

‘Some day we shall no longer need pictures: we shall just be happy.’ — Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter, 1966…

‘Winter Landscape (Winterlandschaft)’, 1970, by Anselm Kiefer

All my doubts about Anselm Kiefer are blown away by his Royal Academy show

11 October 2014 9:00 am

In the Royal Academy’s courtyard are two large glass cases or vitrines containing model submarines. In one the sea has…

‘Interior (Innenraum)’, 1981, by Anselm Kiefer

'I like vanished things': Anselm Kiefer on art, alchemy and his childhood

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Martin Gayford talks to a surprisingly jolly Anselm Kiefer about art and metamorphosis

Herculean feat: hauling a steamship over a mountain for ‘Fitzcarraldo’

The enigma of Werner Herzog

30 August 2014 9:00 am

William Cook watches a new box set from the BFI that reveals the full extent of the German director’s genius – and insanity

Six decades and two chat-up lines

23 August 2014 9:00 am

 Gstaad In this freewheeling Swiss village of the 1950s, the unconventional was the norm and monumental drinking commonplace, but the…

Hitler’s Valkyrie: Unity Mitford at 100

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Unity Mitford at 100

The Spectator at war: ‘Why has it come?’

7 August 2014 8:00 am

From ‘Topics of the Day’, The Spectator, 8 August 1914: ‘How does it happen that within a week Germany and…

Any other business: trouble spots in European banking

19 July 2014 9:00 am

‘1914: Day by Day’, the Radio 4 series by the historian Margaret MacMillan, is a gripping reminder that significant global…

The Spectator's Notes: Max Clifford's conviction vindicates juries. But so did the acquittals

3 May 2014 9:00 am

The conviction of Max Clifford for indecent assaults feels like a vindication of the jury system, as did the acquittal…

Nigel Farage’s diary: Comfort for Cameron, and the wonders of German traffic

5 April 2014 9:00 am

What a week! I was thrilled to have a chance to confront Nick Clegg but my excitement was tempered with…

Putin is making the West's Cold Warriors look like fools

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Russia is making the West look posturing, weak and divided

Only Angela Merkel can save David Cameron now

22 February 2014 9:00 am

British politicians still prize a visit from the President of the United States above all others. Yet no American President…

The Seagram Building, Park Avenue, New York

The man who gave the world (but not London) the glass skyscraper

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Modern Architecture, capitalised thus, is now securely and uncontroversially compartmentalised into art history, its bombast muted, its hard-edge revolutions blurred…

Blackout Britain — why our energy crisis is only just beginning

16 November 2013 9:00 am

Politicians, not the Big Six, have jacked up the price of power. And they’re only just getting started

Has Germany confronted its Nazi past? Not where art is concerned

9 November 2013 9:00 am

The discovery of a hoard of lost paintings is a reminder that denial still exists in the German art world

Why Britain’s economy will overtake Germany’s

5 October 2013 9:00 am

Why the UK economy will one day overtake Germany

Merkel will win - because my fellow Germans dare not speak of national self interest

21 September 2013 9:00 am

Germany’s integrationalist elite are prepared to pay out forever to protect the euro

Andrew Marr’s diary: Holidays after a stroke, and what the Germans really think of us

31 August 2013 9:00 am

It’s been a strange summer. After a stroke, holidays are not what they used to be. We went to Juan-les-Pins…

Germany's war on Barbie

20 July 2013 9:00 am

She’s loathed by topless German neo-feminists. But isn’t it time to cut her some slack?

Isn’t Germany’s attitude towards Romania a little at odds with the EU project?

9 March 2013 9:00 am

‘Can you imagine anything worse,’ a Hungarian once said to me, ‘than a Slav who thinks he’s Latin?’ He was…