Brexit and America

“We have fought against the multinationals, we have fought against the big merchant banks, we have fought against big politics, we have...

The Education of the Younger Brother

It’s difficult, no matter your personal politics, to not have some sympathy for Jeb Bush and his efforts to articulate a plausible...

The Case for Jeannette

Poor old Alexander Hamilton. He’s about to lose his coveted spot on the $10 bill and be displaced by a woman. It’s way past time for that...

America’s Great War…

The marvelous British historian David Reynolds argues in his latest book – The Long Shadow – which explores the lasting legacies of World...

The Day the World Changed Forever

[Paris] – We are not always able to precisely identify the exact moment when some overarching event changed the world. History is rarely...

Tie One On

I’ve been asked, just for example: “Do you tie those yourself?” No, I want to say, my butler does it for me. “Can I touch it?” Seriously?...

To End All Wars

Douglas Haig – that’s him done up to his bemedalled best – has become the most controversial general of the Great War. His career,...

The Great War

The “war to end all wars” didn’t. In fact the case can be persuasively made that what before World War II was commonly called “the great...