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The myth of the ‘stolen country’

24 September 2020 1:23 pm

Last month, in the middle of the COVID panic, a group of freshmen at the University of Connecticut were welcomed…

Author Nathan Englander (Photo: Getty)

The great betrayal

14 October 2017 9:00 am

They were at sea for more than two months in desperately cramped conditions. The battered ship, barely seaworthy, pitched violently…

From ambrosia to zabaglione — now with added slavery

13 June 2015 9:00 am

This Oxford Companion ranges from the sweet to the decidedly salty, while being the most politically correct reference book you will ever consult, says Paul Levy

The king who blamed everything that went wrong on God

15 November 2014 9:00 am

Geoffrey Parker is a product of Nottingham and Christ’s College Cambridge, and I think was once a pupil of the…