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“The Constitution” by Rajko Grlić

By Lev Myshkin

Rajko Grlić’s latest film “The Constitution” is excellent, profound and moving. Set in a building where the political tensions of former Yugoslavia are played out with a mixture of hatred, good grace, solidarity and bigotry. An intelligent movie that must be seen.


The Soviet economy 1917-1991

By Mark Harrison

Russia’s Soviet era was distinguished not by economic growth or human development, but by the use of the economy to build national power. The education of women and better survival ...

100 years after Balfour

By Peter Oborne

The reality which still shames Israel. Two very different parts of Palestine highlight the injustice still inflicted on Arabs by Israel. The former chief political commentator of the Telegraph looks ...

Global politics at a crossroads

By David Held

The retreat to nationalism and militant identity politics is counter to the process of accommodation that has underpinned world peace since the end of the Second World War explains David ...

Babiš’ Czech Republic: too thin a gruel?

By Michal Simecka

There is always a chance that, owing to unforeseen domestic or external dynamics, the Czech Republic may yet slide into illiberal isolation. But it will be not be by design.

Arts & Culture

Dreamer’s Gate

By Irene Dogmatic

Standing by itself on the road running through the small town of Collector in New South Wales, the unfinished sculpture of Dreamer's Gate exudes a ghostly elegance, in tan and ...

The Desert of Forbidden Art

The Desert of Forbidden Art



Travel Writing

Across the Namibian Desert

Accompanying us each day was the sun's flaming orb, rising each morning and setting each night - an unvarying ball ...

Travel Writing

Istanbul: The City of Four Seasons

"Istanbul is a city defined by water because its parts are separated by water. But the Bosporus is not merely ...

Political Tours

Political Tours