There aren’t too many images in modern history as sad, as forceful a reality check as the 1938 one of British prime minister Neville Chamberlain waving his peace-in-our-time note on an English airfield after talks with Hitler in Munich.
Wed, 17 Jul, 2019
How apt it is that a statue outside the London headquarters of the BBC is of George Orwell, since it’s possible that his 1946 essay Politics and the English Language has not been read by those in the corporation’s upper echelons whose job it is to advise reporters on the words they should if, at all possible, avoid using.
Thu, 13 Jun, 2019
Though Walter Scott wrote his famous line — “O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!” — more than 200 years before Washington’s “biggest ever” presidential inauguration, it is an appropriate prism through which to view anything coming from today’s American administration.
Fri, 23 Nov, 2018
THE winner of the 2014 European Book Prize, Hannah’s Dress might easily have been titled Pascale’s Address, as French writer and journalist Pascale Hugues observes a century of German history through the prism of the Berlin street where she has lived for 25 years.
Sat, 24 Jun, 2017