Stalin

Books Podcast: Stalin’s war on Ukraine

21 September 2017 14:53

In this week’s Books Podcast I talk to the Pulitzer Prize winning historian (and former Spectator deputy editor) Anne Applebaum…

Stalin’s five year plans? A success, says BBC

22 December 2016 9:22

Following Fidel Castro’s death, the BBC were accused of giving too much airtime to tributes to the Cuban dictator. When it came…

Meet Jeremy’s Stop the War comrades: anti-Zionism, abortion comedy and the Stalin Society

11 December 2015 14:12

Although Jeremy Corbyn is facing growing criticism over his role as a speaker at Friday’s Stop The War Christmas fundraiser,…

Does anybody still believe that the EU is a benign institution?

6 July 2015 14:59

Ever since Margaret Thatcher U-turned in the dying days of her premiership, there has been a kind of agreement between…

Archive interview: Alexander Litvinenko on ice picks, radioactive thallium and Putin’s assassins

22 July 2014 11:37

In the 25 November 2006 edition of The Spectator, Neil Barnett recalled his encounters with the poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko.…

Eric Hobsbawm: A man of Extremes

1 October 2012 12:14

A few years ago, I wrote a review of Eric Hobsbawm’s last collection of essays and noted  ‘Hobsbawm is now…

Stalin: Not Such a Bad Chap Really

17 March 2011 14:37

That, anyway, seems to be one of the things to come out of Terry Eagleton’s new book, Why Marx Was…

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…