Robin Ashenden whiled away a forced sojourn in Georgia by feasting on the back catalogue of Desert Island Discs and compiling a list of his favourite guests
Georgian cuisine is a rose with few thorns
Joseph Stalin has been recast in Russia not as a bloodsoaked tyrant, but as a strong, effective leader
Robin Ashenden talks to the prescient Lionel Shriver about cancel culture
On the 50th anniversary of his death – what should we make of Nikita Khrushchev?
Robin Ashenden says the critic would have declared war on an ill-judged edict
We need a new Hoskyns-inspired intervention to deal with today’s cultural crisis