Political history

Hubris, blunders and lies characterised the war in Afghanistan from the start

28 August 2021 9:00 am

There was certainly no shortage of excellent advice about war in Afghanistan offered to many American leaders by many people over many years, says Justin Marozzi

The end of capitalism has been just around the corner for centuries

13 June 2020 9:00 am

These days the world seems to end with staggering regularity. From the financial crisis to Brexit to Trump to a…

The establishment was always covering up for Bob Boothby

30 May 2020 9:00 am

Just after John Pearson finished writing The Profession of Violence, his celebrated biography of the Krays, both his and his…