Following the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, open societies were triumphant and international co-operation became the dominant creed. Thirty years later, however, nationalism has turned out to be much more powerful and disruptive than internationalism, writes
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019
It is not necessary to have graduated from a school, or indeed a family, that advanced the view that Albion is always perfidious to recognise that the negative legacy of the British Empire remains a real and destructive force in today’s world. The evidence is unfortunately widespread and persistent.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2019
I went to Berlin last week, a city I’ve never before been to. I’d intended to visit the zoo, although I disapprove of zoos but it’s the biggest zoo in Europe and has a giant aquarium. I’d look at exhibits of creatures that didn’t mind confinement, because they never go anywhere anyway, tarantulas and things that live under stones.
Mon, 17 Dec, 2018
After 32 days of unprecedented drama across the fields of Russia, France and Croatia brought the curtain down on the World Cup with Game 64 at the Luzhniki Stadium yesterday. Having traversed the place these past six weeks by foot and bike, car and plane, death-trap taxi and way too many night trains,outlines 18 reasons why Russia 2018 was the best World Cup we’ve ever seen…
Mon, 16 Jul, 2018
In 1935 Joseph Stalin is said to have asked contemptuously: “how many divisions has the pope?” The question was answered emphatically by John Paul II long after the Soviet dictator’s death when the Berlin Wall came crashing down and Eastern Europe emerged from behind the Iron Curtain.
Thu, 30 Nov, 2017
A suspected suicide bomber today crashed a car through the entrance of the Chinese Embassy in the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek, detonating a bomb that killed the attacker and wounded three embassy employees.
Tue, 30 Aug, 2016