Andrew Adonis’ new study of Prime Ministers since Churchill shows how difficult it is to reach an acceptable, and practical, European policy.
For relief and refreshment from the hucksters of the present day, turn to Jesse Norman’s account of the great philosopher from Kirkcaldy.
In his new book, Ferdinand Mount looks at twelve great political thinkers and says what’s wrong with each of them.
The comedy and horror of Thorpe’s trial, and of the 1970s, are caught in this book and television series.
Ed Husain has written an excellent account of the Islamic world, and of the inability of doctrinaire secularists to comprehend it.
Caroline Slocock says the first woman Prime Minister, whose downfall she witnessed, deserves the admiration rather than the contempt of feminists.
For readers on this side of the Atlantic, there is also some value in being shown how explicit, and serious, Americans like to be about moral questions.
The Secret Barrister has attained a great success with his account of a legal system infected with squalid incompetence.
These two MPs have not found, at the first attempt, the sort of language that will appeal to the unconverted. But nor did David Cameron.
Amy Chua says they are blind to the decisive importance of tribal politics – an obliviousness which extends to America itself, and prepared the way for Trump.
David Frum expresses the dismay of an upright North American conservative at the triumph of Trump.
Afua Hirsch recounts her inability, as a person of mixed race, to feel she truly belongs in either Britain or Ghana.
And the Republicans have forgotten how to stop a demagogue from becoming their presidential candidate.
His memoir describes the travails of a non-Cameroon during the Coalition and under Conservative majority government.
Noel Malcolm warns that the European Court of Human Rights has become a threat to democracy.