The film is one of Scorsese's bawdiest and most enjoyable efforts
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Tuesday 02 April 2013
The Men Who Built America, History
Thursday 28 March 2013
Lord Thurlow was a lifelong civil servant who rose through the ranks, serving in many of the Empire's former colonial capitals, to become the High Commissioner in New Zealand and Nigeria. Upon retirement he sat in the House of Lords, where he specialised in foreign affairs and was a strong exponent of the need for a thorough education system in developing countries.
Sunday 24 March 2013
View From Russia
Saturday 23 March 2013
Tea in the House of Lords on Thursday with Brian Griffiths, the economist who, back in the 1980s, was a close adviser to Margaret Thatcher in her Downing Street years.
Thursday 21 February 2013
Anders Lustgarten's play begins, promisingly enough, as a dystopian satire which takes us on a darkly absurd extrapolation of the “market knows best” approach to austerity.
Tuesday 19 February 2013
As the world is getting more prosperous, the Western share of wealth is declining. It's a new world order and we must get used to it
Saturday 16 February 2013
The undulating ski slopes of Faraya, with their sweeping views over the Mediterranean, are one place in Lebanon you expect to be able to escape from sniping sectarian politics.
Friday 15 February 2013
Friday 08 February 2013
The Drip's previous engagement with North Korea's Kim Jong Un has been to wonder at the boy-dictator's good looks. Now there's more serious matters afoot. A leader in this week's Economist raises concern that Mr Kim may be ready to host a nuclear test - and has been prophesying future war. Like father, like son.
Friday 04 January 2013
Pubs will continue closing in their hundreds every year across the country without urgent action to ease the financial pressures on landlords, ministers will be warned next week.
Sunday 23 December 2012
The poor are scorned while this religious festival turns into a feast of consumerism
Thursday 13 December 2012
Google's Chairman Eric Schmidt said £2.5 billion tax avoidance 'is called capitalism'
Sunday 02 December 2012
Out of America: Baseball and hockey don't follow the stereotype of rampant US capitalism
Monday 19 November 2012
The art of branding is not so cynical as most would presume
Saturday 17 November 2012
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
30,000 reasons why the rhetoric on immigrants claiming benefits can stop now
- 3 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
- 4 British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia