Was the Abdication necessary?

7 January 2009 12:00 am

The Eagle & the Crown, by Frank Prochaska

Division and misrule

29 December 2008 12:00 am

‘The 20th century was not kind to Pakistan’, Tariq Ali says in the first sentence of his latest book on his native land.

A strong line required

29 December 2008 12:00 am

Putin and the Rise of Russia, by Michael Stuermer

The view from the middle lane

3 December 2008 12:00 am

The Hugo Young Papers: Thirty Years of British Politics — Off the Record, by Hugo Young, edited by Ion Trewin

The done thing

26 November 2008 12:00 am

The Politics of Official Apologies, by Melissa Nobles

Stars bright and dim

26 November 2008 12:00 am

State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America, edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey

Extraordinarily ordinary

19 November 2008 12:00 am

Wartime Courage: Stories of Extraordinary Courage by Ordinary People in World War Two, by Gordon Brown