Barbara Keys

Barbara Keys reviews 'Gorbachev: His life and times' by William Taubman

Barbara Keys
26 March 2018

‘Heroes, hero worship, and the heroic in history’: so did one observer describe the essence of Edmund Wilson’s To the Finland Station (1940). A series of portraits of ‘gre More

Barbara Keys reviews 'Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics' by Lawrence O’Donnell

Barbara Keys
21 February 2018

It was the year an American presidential candidate declared: ‘We got too much dignity in government now; what we need is some meanness.’ Even without this call to arms, meanness was ab More

Barbara Keys reviews 'The Cold War: A world history' by Odd Arne Westad

Barbara Keys
19 December 2017

‘The long years we spent plunged in the Cold War made losers of us all,’ Mikhail Gorbachev lamented after the collapse of the Soviet Union. By then, Gorbachev was unequivocally a loser More