- Aug 24, 2021
- 5 min
True independence means liberating the entire British Isles from Westminster rule
Scottish and Welsh independence and the re-unification of Ireland are increasingly mainstream ideas. Could Irish independence one day be...
- Jul 24, 2021
- 5 min
The UK entered a parallel universe in 2019. Here's what should have happened instead.
Welcome to an alternate reality, in which the left won the 2019 election. Jeremy Corbyn is the ineffectual Prime Minister of a coalition...
- Apr 22, 2021
- 15 min
Hidden treasures of Asia: from Astrakhan to Khorasan
The land of Khorasan is steeped in history, legend, myth and the allure of Persia, of Islamic mysticism and of its sheer remoteness from...
- Apr 10, 2021
- 6 min
What caused the downfall of the Labour party?
The Labour party no longer fits the modern world. Anarchy and conservatism In 1790, the Irish statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke...
- Nov 14, 2020
- 9 min
Is the Assyrian Empire linked to ISIS?
From the same lands in northern Iraq and Syria, ancient Assyria rose to power. The harshness of their laws, their suppression of women,...
- Oct 29, 2020
- 10 min
What if Harald Hardrada had won in 1066?
The Norman conquest of England is one of the most well-known events in history. But what if the feared King of Norway had conquered...
- Aug 31, 2020
- 16 min
Japan: from the cherry tree to the lotus
The art, culture, music, poetry, architecture and philosophy of Japan is strongly distinctive. For three thousand years, Japanese culture...