Melanie McDonagh writes for the Evening Standard and has contributed to the Guardian and The Spectator, among others.
08 June 2014 12:00 AM
Ireland’s forgotten revolutionaries: The Irish president’s meeting with the Queen was a landmark, but few acknowledge why peace took so long
13 April 2014 08:51 PM
Irish revolutionary politics were nothing new, but revolutionary nationalism triumphed as British politicians saw off the alternative
'Why are you in politics?' 'To get rich!': Kosovo's local poll is being enlivened by the satirical Strong Party
03 November 2013 12:00 AM
Led by its self-styled 'legendary president', the party's logo is the double-headed Albanian eagle, albeit sporting comedic bulging wing muscles
19 May 2013 12:00 AM
Pope Benedict XVI didn’t fail as the spiritual leader of the church, he just wasn’t up to running it
11 February 2013 05:22 PM
The modern world, not just the church, will be poorer for the absence of a thoughtful intellectual in public life
01 July 2012 12:00 AM
To amuse the Liddell sisters, Lewis Carroll created an enduring host of pompous eccentrics – and one defiant little girl who is not take in
20 January 2012 12:00 AM
Charles Dickens enjoyed close collaborative relationships with the illustrators of his novels, but now it's rare to find a picture outside the world of children's books. Is drawing a lost art, or could we be on the brink of a new golden age?
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 3 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27