American satirist Joe Queenan explores cunning.
A profile of astronaut John Glenn upon his retirement.
The work of Jack Kemp, the Secretary of Housing and Development.
George H W Bush chooses Dan Quayle as Vice-Presidential candidate.
Billionaire Donald Trump, the leading Republican candidate in the US presidential race.
Jonathan Freedland examines the rise of Donald Trump through the prism of the past.
Alan Rusbridger asks how America's journalists are reporting on their new president.
Moby-Dick was made in England. Paul Farley tells a story of fast fish and loose fish.
A review of some major events from the 20th Century.
Memories of actor James Stewart (1908-1997).
Adam Smith tells the story of the railroad pioneer Jay Gould and his trail of corruption.
Senator John Glenn tries for the Democrat nomination in the presidential race.
Alistair Cooke reflects on astronaut John Glenn's eventful earth landing.
Remembering the televised spectacle of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth.
Writer Kathy Lette proposes Mae West, the iconic Hollywood actress.
Writer Kathy Lette proposes the blondest bombshell of them all, Mae West.
Presidential hopeful Mondale gets fighting mad in the campaign.
Democrat leader Mondale under fire as the Republican convention opens.
President Bush's heart surgery leads to the scrutiny of vice president Dan Quayle.
Writer Bea Campbell chooses pioneering environmental protection scientist Rachel Carson.
Mark Coles profiles Senator Rand Paul, a likely Republican challenger for the White House.
Remembering Roy Rogers and some other great cinema cowboys Wayne, Cooper, Hart and Canutt.
How the tenacious lawyer Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina challenged Nixon.
In praise of Sam Ervin, the Southern senator who chaired the Watergate hearings.
Vice-presidential debate could sway public opinion on main candidate.
Alistair Cooke reflects on Sir Alexander Cadogan, Philip Larkin and Mister Rogers.
Alistair Cooke explores how President Woodrow Wilson helped redmap Europe after WWI.
Republican insider Ron Christie on how Donald Trump's presidency has changed his party.
Does the 'broken' nature of American politics necessitate a three party system?
Frances Stonor Saunders on Trump's disco years and mentorship to McCarthy's henchman.