Simon Tormey reviews 'The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: A twentieth-century history' by David Edgerton

Simon Tormey
18 December 2018
As we await the fate of the United Kingdom in its tortuous process of extricating itself from the European Union, what better time to produce a provocatively titled text purporting to trace n More

Ian Donaldson reviews 'In Pursuit Of Civility: Manners and civilization in early modern England' by Keith Thomas

Ian Donaldson
18 December 2018

‘Civilization’, a seemingly tranquil notion, has always somehow managed to start quarrels and divide the room. In the classical world, where the concept was largely shaped, it managed, More