Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo, from Mary Magdalene 1535-40, The National Gallery
What I’m listening to.
Change is best from within.
Europe and America made mistakes, but the misery of the Arab world is caused mainly by its own failures
What a mess 100 years on.
Soon after coming to power, the Bolsheviks printed the text in Pravda—not the last time the Russians would play spoiler to Western efforts to control events in Syria and Iraq.
Rolling out Hitler by Johnson makes an important point, but not the one Boris wanted.
Britain has had greatest influence when it has been involved, not detached.
Seems nothing can help London as a financial centre.
Dublin and Frankfurt ...
Many of the best and brightest since Reagan have demonized the state, enter Donald J. Trump.
A healthy republic requires a degree of mutual sympathy rather than equality.
Welcome to the future.
“Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl, but she doesn’t have a lot to say,” Paul McCartney sang nearly a half-century ago. Now, in her 90th year, Queen Elizabeth II suddenly seems determined to put the lie to that idea.
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