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?
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
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