In the magazine this month

May 2016

After Paris and Brussels, Londoners need to wake up to the alarming reality of a capital in which Islamist enclaves are allowed to flourish
On a crisp, sunlit morning in March, I ceased to feel at home in London. It dawned on me that the city where I had been born 58 years ago was no longer safe.
DAN HITCHENS
University campuses have become dangerous places to speak your mind. But the censors have suffered a number of recent reverses
R.W. JOHNSON
The current influx of refugees from the Middle East will be dwarfed by a huge wave of Africans desperate to escape from poverty and hunger
ANDREW STUTTAFORD
Whoever emerges as her opponent in November, Hillary Clinton is likely to be president — despite Bernie Sanders pushing her to the Left
 
HEIDI KINGSTONE
Some troops return from war with post-traumatic stress disorder, but veterans are not victims. There is no epidemic of men damaged by war
RACHEL POLONSKY
The Syrian desert city now recaptured from ISIS has a long affinity with St Petersburg, and the Hermitage will be vital to its restoration
BEN JUDAH
Eurasian ideology, with its appeal to a glorious but bogus past, is assiduously promoted by the Kremlin to shore up the regime
 
MICHAEL PINTO-DUSCHINSKY
Like me, the Nobel laureate Imre Kertész was in Budapest when the Nazis came for the Jews. Now it is too late to ask him about that time
DAVID BUTTERFIELD
Seventy years after Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language”, plain speaking now means avoiding not only jargon but pointless brevity
LAURA FREEMAN
J.L. Carr’s masterpiece A Month in the Country only runs to 85 pages. If only more writers realised that length isn’t everything