In the magazine this month
The woman I knew for 40 years was persistent but never provocative. She will be ranked among the very greatest figures in English history
The key to Margaret Thatcher is simplicity. By comparison with the Big Ten of English history, alongside whom she must surely be ranked, she was a straightforward person. Whereas King Alfred, Edward I, Henry V, Elizabeth, Cromwell, Chatham, William Pitt, Gladstone, Lloyd George and Churchill were all, in varying degrees, complex and many-sided people capable of surprising, confounding and shocking close admirers, Thatcher was simple, consistent and reliable.
Stephen Hawking could learn from Antonio Munoz Molina who recognises that only the pursuit of truth can advance peace and understanding
UKIP have challenged the internationalist assumptions of the political elite. Will they succeed?
The Iron Lady's record with authoritarians is mixed but her profound confidence in the democratic rights of all peoples shines through
Obama’s multilateralism and a growing trend for Republicans to turn their backs on the world pose a grave security threat
PATRICK HEREN AND JOHN CONSTABLE
Foolhardy government assumptions about fuel prices are making a transition to clean technology needlessly expensive
The postwar baby boom fuelled a religious revival, but the welfare state is no substitute for the family—or God
In Pakistan the Ahmadiyya community live in fear of attack. In England they are a model of integration and loyalty to the host country
We may mock the Young Conservatives of the Fifties but they were unswervingly loyal and a formidable electoral force
I tried to help Andrea, a disorientated stranger at a hectic London station, to the irritation of the state’s representatives
C. P. NIELD