John Laughland


Confusion, snobbery and Pegida – a letter from Dresden

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Sachsenschweine — Saxon pigs — said the graffiti as my train moved out of Berlin on its way to Dresden.…


Paris: Parc life

16 November 2013 9:00 am

John Laughland wanders the jardins and boulevards


Why France's gay marriage debate has started to look like a revolution

27 April 2013 9:00 am

The bitter battle over gay marriage is a symptom of a broken political system

Portrait of Tsar Alexander I, by Baron François Pascal Simon

A master of tactical retreat

29 December 2012 9:00 am

The tsar who defeated Napoleon had a surprising amount in common with Charles de Gaulle, according to John Laughland


Travel: Shop like a Roman

27 October 2012 9:00 am

Rampant materialism is their forte, says John Laughland


Travel: The charms of le barroux 

28 January 2012 12:00 pm

If you are looking for an undiscovered part of Provence, then you can forget about Le Barroux. Apart from the…

Deeply perplexing

8 October 2011 3:00 pm

This book is about the fate of 230 French women sent to the German concentration camps in January 1943.

Vive les vacances!

30 July 2011 12:00 am

The French obsession with getting away


Liberty, equality, fecundity

25 June 2011 12:00 am

In France, large families have become a political statement

A right mess

16 April 2011 12:00 am

Like Blair, Sarkozy has destroyed the party that took him to power


Revenge tragedy

9 October 2010 12:00 am

Those who take the Rwandan genocide of 1994 as the supreme case for armed intervention should learn about its aftermath


The end of the rainbow: a guide to the colour revolutions

10 February 2010 12:00 am

In contrast to the storming of the Bastille, the spate of revolutions which have flickered across our television screens in the last two decades have tended to adopt brand images connected with colours or plants.

Meet Italy’s answer to Boris

23 July 2008 12:00 am

Gianni Alemanno, Rome’s new right-wing mayor, tells John Laughland that it’s time for the Eternal City to adopt a ‘zero tolerance’ approach

Fish fries in Half Moon Fort

18 January 2007 8:47 am

John Laughland on how to find the real Barbados

There’s no place like home

19 October 2006 1:24 pm

John Laughland says that his Italian dream has gone sour

Public places and private faces

28 September 2006 9:06 am

‘Kings, who are the sovereign arbiters of the fortune and the conduct of men, are always themselves the most severely…

Giants in petty strife

22 May 2006 9:56 am

Listing page content here ‘In London, if a man have the misfortune to attach himself to letters, I know not…

A chat with Milosevic

18 March 2006 12:00 am

John Laughland on a memorable encounter with the butcher of the Balkans at the UN detention centre in The Hague — and his claims of innocence to the last

Full Marx for George Bush

5 November 2005 12:00 am

The President of the United States is not a communist, says John Laughland, but his belief in a global democratic revolution is inspired by Marxist thinking

The devils’ advocate

19 March 2005 12:00 am

John Laughland meets Ramsey Clark, who is campaigning for the rights of the two most despised men in the world


4 December 2004 12:00 am

Quare tristis es, anima mea?

The faulty French connection

27 November 2004 12:00 am

In his magnificent funeral oration for Charles I’s queen, Henriette-Marie of France, the 17th-century French cleric Bossuet contrasted the stately…

Western aggression

6 November 2004 12:00 am

John Laughland on how the US and Britain are intervening in Ukraine’s elections

Putin the poodle

9 October 2004 12:00 am

John Laughland says that the Russian President has adopted an attitude of appeasement in the face of relentless US expansion

Bloody hypocrisy

1 October 2004 12:00 am

John Laughland says Kill Bill is cheesy and evil, and wonders why it is tolerated when depictions of real violence are censored