Why we need ideology in politics

5 August 2017 9:00 am

‘Studying history at Balliol,’ writes Chris Patten, ‘I knew that the one thing which made me uneasy was a grand…

Lazare Hoche, who rose to be a general in the revolutionary army, was also the lover of the future Empress Josephine

Why the French revolution foundered

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Assignats are the bane of every student of the French revolution without an economics background. They were the bonds issued…

Why Boris is wrong to say that the children of jihadis should be taken into care

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Do your children have a bleak and nihilistic view of the world? It’s hard to tell, really, when they spend…

Vladimir Putin's new plan for world domination

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Russia is returning as an ideological force in the world – to champion conservative values

Miliband's fight with the Mail is cold political calculation

5 October 2013 9:00 am

I’m writing this from the Conservative party conference in Manchester, but it’s Ed Miliband I want to discuss. In particular,…