Rory Stewart on BBC Radio 4’s Midweek

Rory Stewart OBE is MP for Penrith and The Border and Minister of State at the Department for International Development (DFID). After a period in the army, he joined the Foreign Office, serving in Indonesia and the Balkans and becoming deputy-governor of two provinces in Southern Iraq. His father Brian was a keen walker who […]

The Decay of Politics by Philip O Ceallaigh

The condition of peace and prosperity sometimes votes for its own destruction. Those that argue loudest for abandoning sane, well-tested arrangements often do so in the belief that the whole structure is so secure that it can’t fall apart. Forget about Brexit for a moment. Take the Austro-Hungarian Empire; in its last half-century, it was […]

The activist and the murderer

Justine van der Leun on the unlikely partnership between the apartheid regime’s most infamous killer and the woman searching for his victims’ remains.