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Contrary to received wisdom, Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbour did not guarantee American entry into the European war.
But beware, Prime Minister: there is no divine right of parties any more than there was a divine right of kings.
Turn a blind eye, and every one of the other 30 Articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be breached too.
If you want societies that seek to impose virtue by force, leave the rest of us to muddled old Britain, and try Jonestown.
He may have been one of the greatest figures to shape the 20th century, but a simplistic deification risks losing the complexity of the man.
If police officers are shouting at people with loudhailers and disbanding picnickers in local parks, then, good.
For his Shadow Cabinet, I would choose media friendly spokespeople, and back them up with deputies more on the policy wonkish side of things.
Johnson’s task is to hire the right people and back them as long as they are getting things done, no matter who they offend in the process.
What he detests is less liberalism than democracy, and the obstacle it poses to Russian foreign policy objectives.
Tim Bouverie has written a fascinating account of the slide towards the Second World War.
A new book about Holocaust and climate change denial also casts light on the American President.
Andrew Roberts manages to bring the great man before us in all his variousness in just under a thousand pages.
As he does it again, we run Mark Wallace’s tribute to the former London Mayor’s greatest hit(ler)s.
Self-determination always involves conflict. In some cases that is justified, a conflict of necessity. In others it is not.
Since at least 2008, he has been striving to ‘Make Russia Great Again’ through the old Tsarist gambit of ‘strategic depth.’