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Prudence Flowers reviews 'Civilizing Torture: An American tradition' by W. Fitzhugh Brundage

Prudence Flowers
01 February 2019

The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1791, prohibits the use of ‘cruel and unusual punishments’. General Order No. 100 (the Lieber Code of 1863) declares More

Norman Etherington reviews 'The Last Blank Spaces'

Norman Etherington
27 May 2013

Dane Kennedy reminds us that not so long ago exploring held an honoured place among recognised professions. Today, though, the job is extinct. For about a century and a half, the business More

Nick Hordern reviews 'Moscow, the Fourth Rome' by Katerina Clark

Nicholas Hordern
07 March 2013

In Ernest Hemingway’s novel For Whom the Bell Tolls, the hero Robert Jordan, an American fighting on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, receives some advice from More

Alison Broinowski reviews 'The Decline and Fall of the American Republic' by Bruce Ackerman

Alison Broinowski
24 May 2011

As people around the world watch events in the United States, many will agree that it is indeed an exceptional, if conflicted, nation. The sole superpower, with the world’s largest econo More