Graham Stewart

Special providence …

31 March 2012 10:00 am

When Ed Smith became a full-time professional cricketer for Kent in 1999 the county side was preparing for the new…


Bookends: A matter of opinion

24 March 2012 10:00 am

In an age when the merely mildly curious believe they can get all they really need to know from Wikipedia…

Playing for high stakes

12 August 2009 12:00 am

1938: Hitler’s Gamble, by Giles MacDonogh

That worthless piece of paper

24 September 2008 12:00 am

Munich, by David Faber

No need to panic — probably

8 April 2008 12:00 am

When there is so much data suggesting the world’s climate is heating up, some may find it presumptuous of Nigel Lawson, who is not a scientist and has undertaken no original research, to hope to challenge the prevailing orthodoxy. Would we take seriously an appraisal of his time as Chancellor of Exchequer written by someone whose only expertise was in oceanography?

Too much zeal

2 January 2008 12:00 am

Many of us are beginning to weary of the pushier sort of ‘expert’. Gone is the sense of proportion, the…

A criminal waste

28 November 2007 12:12 pm

Graham Stewart

Catch me if you can

24 October 2007 12:05 pm

Graham Stewart

To flee or not to flee

10 January 2007 5:41 pm

‘Why is no one talking about what is happening in our country?’ demands the splash across the front cover of…

Toughing it out together

31 May 2006 11:54 am

Listing page content here Since the Suez debacle, the chemistry between American presidents and British prime ministers has helped determine…

Flocking to the standard

25 May 2006 11:32 am

Listing page content here Only in the last few years  have major memorials to  the wartime sacrifices of  the British…

The weasels in the wordpile

18 February 2006 12:00 am

The etymologists of the Oxford English Dictionary should be alerted that Steven Poole has coined a new word. First used…

Instant post-mortem verdicts

5 November 2005 12:00 am

Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us. In every life there is the subject for…

Business as usual

8 October 2005 12:00 am

Reality television has demonstrated that it is no longer necessary to possess a distinguishing talent in order to enjoy celebrity…

Moore means less

27 November 2004 12:00 am

Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 is the most commercially successful documentary film ever made. It received a prolonged standing ovation from…

Evangelism on the march

18 September 2004 12:00 am

When Robert Goizueta, Coca-Cola’s boss, attempted to justify his $80 million annual income to a meeting of shareholders he was…

Two-way traffic: arrivals and departures

19 June 2004 12:00 am

Britannia’s Children: Emigration from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland since 1600by Eric RichardsHambledon & London, £19.95, pp. 388, ISBN 1852854413…

The lure of the far horizon

6 March 2004 12:00 am

In 1795, John Evans, the son of a Methodist preacher, set out from St Louis across the unchartered plains of…

Rivals at the court of King Adolf

3 January 2004 12:00 am

One of the Great War’s consequences may have been the dethronement of the Romanovs, Habsburgs and Hohenzollerns but — as…

Northward and upward

11 October 2003 12:00 am

This first volume of Bill Clinton’s biography, taking the story as far as his presidential election victory in 1992, comes…

Life on board the pirate ship

15 March 2003 12:00 am

When, in 1825, Harriette Wilson began her Memoirs with ‘I shall not say why and how I became, at the…

New figures in our national story

30 November 2002 12:00 am

In the first two volumes accompanying his History of Britain television series, Simon Schama had a clear framework in which…

Faithful after his fashion

26 October 2002 12:00 am

There is doubtless some passing pleasure to be had in making it into the Royal Enclosure or, failing that, the…

Pedalling into politics

21 September 2002 12:00 am

Perhaps it is not a good idea to call Dervla Murphy ‘redoubtable’. She is a strident anti-militarist and might not…