Nazism

Germany is shackled in the immigration debate. But Britain isn’t so must lead the way

6 January 2015 16:29

Today Angela Merkel will meet David Cameron in Downing Street. She will tell him what she can do – and what…

Three cheers for all those who fought fascism, from Cable Street to Berlin

6 June 2014 6:00

70 years have passed since, in the words of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, ‘Allied naval forces, supported by strong air…

Yorkshire village bans Nazis. Why didn’t Neville Chamberlain think of that?

19 May 2014 10:12

D-Day would have been effected with far less trouble if, at the time, we had insisted on the same rules…

A book you must read: Berlin Noir, the Bernie Gunther saga

7 August 2013 15:32

One of the givens in detective fiction these days is that the sleuth should be deeply flawed. You almost expect,…

Dreams and Nightmares: Europe in the twentieth century

10 May 2013 17:11

So much abuse has been heaped on the European Union in recent years that it is easy to forget that…

More Niallism: Keynes opposed Versailles because he was a screaming queen

8 May 2013 11:57

When I heard that Niall Ferguson had said that JM Keynes advocated reckless economic policies because he was gay and…

National Socialism: the clue’s in the name

15 February 2013 12:51

How can conservatives ensure they always lose? A good place to start is to concede every lie of the left.…

The Fuhrer was not amused

6 November 2012 11:00

‘The German sense of humour,’ Mark Twain famously observed, ‘Is no laughing matter.’ Although many Greeks, stretched on the Euro’s…

A great historian with fascist tendencies has died

2 October 2012 13:52

A great historian has died. He joined the Nazi party in the 1930s, spurred by a fear of the communism…

Blast from the past: The Teleportation Accident reviewed

17 August 2012 11:41

He’d probably agree with Edward Gibbon’s assessment of history as ‘little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and…

Interview: Bernard Wasserstein and the Nazi genocide

13 July 2012 8:45

As 1930s Europe moved towards the catastrophe of the Second World War, much of the greater part of the continent…

Gitta Sereny and the truth about evil

29 June 2012 22:15

The death of the author and journalist Gitta Sereny earlier this month drew some strangely critical notices. One piece even…

‘Let everyone live happily…’

27 January 2012 13:32

Created to remember one of the darkest chapters in mankind’s history, Holocaust Day is for many people an occasion for…

The Lucifer Effect

2 June 2011 11:51

Today’s papers are full of comment on the brilliant Panorama exposé of care home abuse. But none have mentioned what…

Caught between two great evils

28 December 2010 19:45

David Brooks, the great New York Times columnist, recommends the best essays of the year every Christmas. His selection this…