North Korea

Portrait of the week

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, decided to allow ministers to campaign for either side in the referendum on membership…

Monumental change: the overthrow of the statue of Napoleon I, which was on top of the Vendôme Column. The painter Gustave Courbet is ninth from the right

A short history of statue-toppling

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Sculptural topplings provide an index of changing times, says Martin Gayford

Paratroopers are dropped to reinforce trapped French troops at Dien Bien Phu, 1954

Hubris made the 20th century the bloodiest in history

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Sir Alistair Horne, like that other great knight of military history, Sir Michael Howard, served in the Coldstream Guards during…

Portrait of the week

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Home The Metropolitan Police encouraged people to celebrate VJ Day despite reports in the Mail on Sunday (picked up from…

Reading one book from every country in the world sounds like fun - until you come to North Korea

28 February 2015 9:00 am

One day in 2011, while perusing her bookshelves, Ann Morgan realised her reading habits were (to her surprise) somewhat parochial.…

Portrait of the week

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Home The government spent days announcing how the Autumn Statement would allocate funds. ‘Frontline’ parts of the National Health Service…

Mugabe envy in Scotland

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Who owns Scotland? The people who most commonly ask this question believe that the land has been wrested from ordinary…

The war on Christians

5 October 2013 9:00 am

It’s time the world paid more attention to assaults against Christians