Nigel Biggar

Nigel Biggar is Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford and author of In Defence of War (2013).

Nigel Biggar reviews 'The Darkest Days: The truth behind Britain's rush to war, 1914' by Douglas Newton

March 2015, no. 369 01 March 2015
Nigel Biggar reviews 'The Darkest Days: The truth behind Britain's rush to war, 1914' by Douglas Newton
Every author has his prejudices and it is usually best to lay them face-up on the table. Then the reader can track their influence, watching how they structure interpretation and noting any gaps that open up between the data and their construal. In this Douglas Newton is exemplary. No one can read the opening pages of his book and be left in any doubt about his mainstream argument or its target. C ... (read more)