And is there a point to counter-factual history?

How do governments of past, present, national and international deal with crises?

Marcus Walker responds to an article calling for a re-examination of Britain’s history

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Stephen Parkinson reviews The Fire is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F Buckley Jr, and the debate over race in America, by Nicholas Buccola

Robert Hutton reviews Our Man in New York by Henry Hemming

From music to medicine: the secrets of a Kensington home

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J. C. D. Clark delves into Extinction Rebellion’s new pamphlet in search of something more