Heroism

Turns out life’s not so easy – just look at Ulysses S. Grant

19 May 2018 9:00 am

When Winston Churchill was at the nadir of his career, he wrote a biography of his ancestor, the Duke of…

The changing face of war and heroism

14 April 2018 9:00 am

On War and Writing by Samuel Hynes is hardly about war at all. There is little about combat here, or…

Acts of heroism are wasted on Davos Man and generation snowflake

21 January 2017 9:00 am

 Athens I can only ask sardonically: was it worth it? Executed after unspeakable torture without giving anything away — and…

Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry’s sensitivity to anguished humanity is too self-regarding

15 October 2016 9:00 am

The McNulty family in the novels of Sebastian Barry have a definite claim to be one of the unluckiest in…

Aces high

23 June 2010 12:00 am

Seventy years after the RAF repelled the Luftwaffe, the Battle of Britain continues to have a powerful resonance.