Thursday, July 19, 2018

“Who is America?” contains genuine insight, despite itself

HERE is a thought experiment for an idle Tuesday. Which of the following is more likely to test the boundaries of credulity: that...

Imagining the “Trump in Europe” opera

AFTER decades of tense relations with China, Richard Nixon in 1972 undertook a pathbreaking visit to the communist country. So historic was the...

France wins the World Cup, beating Croatia 4-2

TWENTY years after their first triumph, the French national football team are again world champions. Their 4-2 victory over Croatia in Moscow ended...

Ottessa Moshfegh’s second novel is as arresting as her first

My Year of Rest and Relaxation. By Ottessa Moshfegh. Penguin Press; 304 pages; $26.00. Jonathan Cape; £12.99. Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your inbox...

The siren call of separatism

Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion. By J.H. Elliott.Yale University Press; 360 pages; £20. To be published in America in August; $30. Get...

“Path of Blood” shows an uncomfortable humanity behind inhumane acts

THE rise of al-Qaeda, and America’s resulting “war on terror”, has been well documented on film. Less known are the domestic efforts of...

Not all borders make sense. But changing them is dangerous

Invisible Countries: Journeys to the Edge of Nationhood. By Joshua Keating. Yale University Press; 296 pages; $26 and £20.Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your...

A gripping tale of Sodom sliding towards its bloody end

City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai. By Paul French. Picador; 320 pages; $28. Riverrun; £16.99. Get...

On stage, the saga of the Lehman brothers is a parable of America

ITALIANS have long been inspired by the opening up of America. In the 1960s, for example, no year went by without a fresh...

Why art exhibitions are returning to domestic settings

IN THE dining room at Kettle’s Yard, a lemon sits on a pewter dish. Replaced every week, it directs viewers’ eyes to the...

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Wednesday spoke out over US President Donald Trump's attempts to backtrack on comments he made during Monday's...

Les Français n’ont pas toujours raison de se plaindre du coût du logement

Les Français consacrent une part plus faible de leurs revenus au logement que beaucoup de leurs voisins européens. Et si les Français n’étaient pas...

Uefa Europa League: Crusaders to face Olimpija Ljubljana

Crusaders can still extend their...