Jonathan Freedland takes the Long View of the fate of great British building projects. Read more
Crossrail/Brunel's Thames Tunnel
Jonathan Freedland takes the Long View of the fate of great British building projects.
Sovereign Debt and Default
Jonathan Freedland compares Greek debt to the sovereign default of Edward III in 1340.
Jonathan Freedland and his guests take the long view of liberal intervention.
Bob Diamond and a LIBOR scandal from the 14th century
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of Libor with a 14th-century financial scandal.
The London Olympics in 1908 and 2012
Jonathan Freedland compares the 2012 Olympics with the London games of 1908.
King John and the Leveson Inquiry
Jonathan Freedland on the Leveson Inquiry and parallels with the 1215 King John Inquiry.
Jonathan Freedland looks at graduate employment today and in the 16th century.
Airport Expansion and 19th Century Ports
Jonathan Freedland compares airport expansion now with the Victorian battle of the ports.
Appointing the Archbishop
Jonathan Freedland explores the politics of appointing the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Dutch Elm Disease and Ash Dieback
Jonathan Freedland explores tree disease by charting Dutch Elm Disease from the 1920s.
NHS Failings at Stafford
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of the Francis Report into NHS failings at Stafford
In the wake of the Turkish protests, Jonathan Freedland considers the Nika Riots of AD532.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind and others discuss international surveillance.
Shale gas and UK energy resources
Jonathan Freedland on shale gas, and the new Yorkshire coal finds of the 19th century.
Jonathan Freedland on tax avoidance today and in the 8th century. With Margaret Hodge MP.
Jonathan Freedland compares the rise of electronic cigarettes with snuff in the 1600s.
The Working Poor
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of the working poor.
The Big Flood of 1953
Jonathan Freedland and his team goes on location to investigate the floods of 1953.
The Politics of History Textbooks
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of writing history books for children.
Jonathan Freedland compares Nigel Farage with the 18th-century politician John Wilkes.
Jonathan Freedland on attitudes to young people who volunteer to fight in foreign wars.
Jonathan Freedland looks at the boom in coffee shops now and in the 17th century.
Documenting the Self: Victorian Diaries and 21st-Century Social Media
Jonathan Freedland looks at the current fashion for recording our lives on social media.
Obesity in the 1930s and now
Jonathan Freedland compares current debates about obesity with concerns in the 1930s.
The Aliens Act of 1905
Jonathan Freedland examines immigration legislation in the light of the 1905 Aliens Act.
The 1929 General Election and the Art of Political Persuasion
Jonathan Freedland focuses on political campaigning in the light of the 1929 election.
The Living Wage
Jonathan Freedland examines today's 'living wage' in the light of a treatise from 1894.
The Long View of Popularising Exploration
History series in which stories from the past shed light on the present.
Vietnamese refugees in 1979
Jonathan Freedland compares Britain's responses to refugees from Vietnam and Syria.
Today's crisis in dairy farming and the wheat crisis of the 1930s
Jonathan Freedland compares the current milk crisis with the 1930s wheat crisis.
John Thurloe, Cromwell's postmaster, and the interception of mail
Today's debates about online privacy have 17th-century precedents. With Jonathan Freedland