John Foster / 24 Jun 2022

The Snake in Lion Drag

Winston Churchill: His Times, His Crimes, by Tariq Ali

Since his student days in the Oxford Union in the 1960s, Tariq Ali has been a blunt teller of truths, not unduly concerned with the feelings of those who think otherwise.(...)

John Foster / 15 Apr 2022

Putting NATO in Its Place

Russia and the Ukraine War

Baron Ismay, who served as Secretary-General of NATO from 1952 to 1957, famously described its purpose as keeping “the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down”.(...)

Brexit will be won like WWII. RAF Spitfires over Dunkirk, July 2017.
Josh White / 09 Aug 2019

The Patriotism Industry

Brexit Cinema War Chic

War films are the new chic. The most common setting being the Second World War, they’re the perfect genre for Brexit-era flag-waving exercises. It’s no surprise and no coincidence.(...)