The Week

Herodotus in Sochi

14 September 2013 9:00 am

As a result of Russian laws against propagating homosexuality, there are calls to boycott the 2013 Winter Olympics in Sochi…

Letters

14 September 2013 9:00 am

Tories and Italians Sir: Roger Scruton must be laughing, or more likely crying, to hear his Meaning of Conservatism described…

How Australia's Tony Abbott pulled off a great conservative victory

7 September 2013 9:00 am

By conventional wisdom, Tony Abbott should not become Prime Minister of Australia this weekend. He ought to be too conservative,…

Portrait of the week

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Home Having recalled Parliament to debate British military action over Syria, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, found the government defeated,…

Harold Evans’s diary: Beware Obama - he always pulls the rug out from under his allies

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Days ago, I’d have bet that even the most bitterly partisan Congress in generations would jib at humiliating their commander-in-chief.…

What the Roman general Vegetius could teach Obama about Syria

7 September 2013 9:00 am

So the USA must launch its onslaught against Syria without the Brits. Well, if Obama will make public announcements of…

Barometer

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Shining examples The ‘Walkie Talkie’, a new tower block in Fenchurch Street, was blamed for partially melting the interior of…

Letters: The Syria debate, plus Giles Milton on Andro Linklater

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Syrian matters Sir: Though Syria (Leading article, 31 August) is certainly no laughing matter, the turmoil prevailing over a ‘punitive…

Syria: A war without a purpose

31 August 2013 9:00 am

There is something deeply disturbing about switching on the television and finding Jack Straw talking about the need to take…

Portrait of the week

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Home Parliament was recalled four days early to debate military action against Syria, which David Cameron, the Prime Minister, had…

Andrew Marr’s diary: Holidays after a stroke, and what the Germans really think of us

31 August 2013 9:00 am

It’s been a strange summer. After a stroke, holidays are not what they used to be. We went to Juan-les-Pins…

Varro on The Apprentice

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Budding businesswoman Luisa Zissman, with her A in A-level English, has enquired whether ‘Bakers Toolkit’ or ‘Baker’s Toolkit’ is correct.…

Barometer

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Your name here Supporters of Merthyr Town Football Club objected to having their ground renamed the Cigg-e Stadium in a…

Letters: Peter Hitchens vs Nick Cohen, and the case against the middle class

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Piggies in the middle Sir: Your feature ‘The strange death of the middle class’ (24 August) assumes that young people…

The Guardian didn't care when Murdoch's journalists were arrested. So why the hysteria now?

24 August 2013 9:00 am

It is good to see the Guardian suddenly rediscover its interest in the sanctity of a free press.  Just five…

Portrait of the week

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Home The cost of the HS2 railway line was expected by some in the Treasury to rise from £43 billion…

Kirsty Wark’s diary: On the Caledonian sleeper, the new Donna Tartt, and a week of Edinburgh shows

24 August 2013 9:00 am

There isn’t a Scottish politician in living memory who hasn’t been on the Caledonian Sleeper. I always imagined Donald Dewar…

Ancient and modern: Modern Egypt vs ancient Athens

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Whatever problems Greeks and Romans faced, a politicised priesthood was not one of them. They might have made three observations…

The FA's 99.6pc conviction rate, and other weird facts

24 August 2013 9:00 am

We will remember them A German diplomat called on Britain to commemorate but not celebrate the centenary of the Great…

Letters: GPs reply to J. Merion Thomas

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Some doctors write Sir: Professor Meirion Thomas (‘Dangerous medicine’, 17 August) may be an excellent surgeon but he is uninformed…

This is no way to run a railway

17 August 2013 9:00 am

We would not want to return to the days when the transport secretary was actively engaged in the running of…

Portrait of the week

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Home The population of the United Kingdom rose by 420,000, to 63.7 million, by the middle of last year, with…

Kirstie Allsopp’s diary: Why I’m terrified of Woman’s Hour

17 August 2013 9:00 am

If you haven’t scuffled you haven’t lived, and our local scuffle is the best of the best. A scuffle is…

Lucretius vs Richard Dawkins

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Richard Dawkins has been confusing his categories again, comparing Trinity College, Cambridge, with Islam. His attack on religion does precisely…

Barometer

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Ward ceremony There have been 29 health secretaries since 1948. How many have wards that — though not necessarily named…