From the archives

From the archives: Ratzinger’s vision

17 December 2010 19:01

A propos of nothing – except perhaps the religious time of year – here’s The Spectator‘s report on one Cardinal…

From the archives: The student protests of ’68

10 December 2010 16:13

No, not Paris, but the University of Essex – where, in early to mid-1968, students rallied angrily against Vietnam and…

From the Archives: 1966 and all that

3 December 2010 12:46

Yesterday, Coffee House recommended that disappointed English football fans take solace, as always, in memories of 1966. To that end,…

From the archives: The Royal Marriage Question

26 November 2010 12:34

Like father, like son. Prince William took his time to propose to Kate Middleton, almost as long as his father…

What Kate should know

16 November 2010 13:39

CoffeeHousers, you may have heard: Prince William and Kate Middleton are going to marry. Even now, the news helicopters are…

From the archives: The end of the First World War

12 November 2010 16:02

A blast of celebration – and of reflection – from The Spectator, written after the armistice in 1918. There is…

From the archives – striking matters

5 November 2010 14:30

This week, there have been calls for certain public sector strikes to be made unlawful, Tube strikes and, today, the…

From the archives: The Cuban Missile Crisis

29 October 2010 14:06

48 years ago this week, the Cuban Missile Crisis came to an end. Here are the two Spectator leading articles…

From the archives: The birth of the NHS

22 October 2010 13:23

File this double shot from the Spectator archives in the folder marked ‘For historical interest’. Our leading article on the…

From the archives: Up to our eyes in debt

15 October 2010 17:23

This latest piece from the Spectator archives isn’t topical in any specific sense, but it does chart a problem which…

From the archives: Entering the ERM

8 October 2010 15:29

It’s twenty years, to the day, since the UK joined the European Exchange Rate Mechanism – a decision that would,…

From the archives – Tories go to conference in government

1 October 2010 12:44

Strange though it seems in hindsight, the Tory party was not uniformly enamoured with Mrs Thatcher in 1979. The Tories…

From the archives: Labour election special

24 September 2010 12:19

A double hit from the Spectator archives, this week, in recognition of events in Labour land. The first is a…

From the archives: John Paul II’s visit to Britain

17 September 2010 14:00

No need to explain why we’ve disinterred this piece by Peter Ackroyd, on the last papal visit to Britain, from…

From the archives: The Chatterley trial

27 August 2010 12:30

It’s 50 years since the case of Lady Chatterley’s Lover was declared sub judice, so commenting on the trial amounted…

Remembering the few

20 August 2010 11:13

Today is the 70th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s ‘Few’ speech. Here’s how the Spectator reviewed it at the time: Mr…

Battling for hearts and minds

13 August 2010 15:33

This week marked the 38th anniversary of the American ground withdrawal from Vietnam. At the time The Spectator ran the…

"Henceforward all men everywhere will be living on the edge of a volcano"

6 August 2010 16:46

With today being the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, I thought I’d excavate The Spectator’s leading article from…