Sir Malcolm Rifkind and others discuss international surveillance. Read more
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
Slave Labour and Consumer Power
Jonathan Freedland examines current debates about ethical shopping and production.
Online Dating and the Lonely Hearts Ad
Jonathan Freedland takes the Long View of online dating through a social network from 1898
Donald Trump and the Politics of Celebrity
Jonathan Freedland examines the rise of Donald Trump through the prism of the past.
Military Drones and the 'Robo-planes' of the 1940s
Jonathan Freedland examines contemporary military drones and Nazi V1 and V2 weapons.
Celebrity Football Managers
Jonathan Freedland takes the Long View of celebrity football managers.
Military drones today and the Nazi V1 and V2 weapons. With Jonathan Freedland
Jonathan Freedland focuses on Hillary Clinton and pioneering political women from history.
The EU Referendum and the English Reformation
Jonathan Freedland examines the result of the EU referendum through the prism of the past.
Donald Trump's border wall and the 1840s Great Hedge of India
Jonathan Freedland on Donald Trump's border wall and the 1840s Great Hedge of India.
The Long View of Targeted Fake News
Jonathan Freedland on targeted fake news and the murder myth of a boy in Medieval Norwich.
Brexit and an Elizabethan Age of Trade
Jonathan Freedland hears how Elizabeth I and Theresa May look beyond Europe for trade.
Grass-roots politics with the Conservative Primrose League in the 1880s and Momentum today
Grenfell Tower and Watson Street fire tragedies
Jonathan Freedland takes the Long View of landmark fire tragedies.
Cyber-attacks and the Great Siege of Dover Castle
Jonathan Freedland compares cyber-attacks today with the Siege of Dover Castle in 1216.
Jonathan Freedland takes the long, unshaven view of the recent fashion for beard-wearing.
Weakened Prime Ministers
Jonathan Freedland compares Theresa May's weakened premiership with Lord Rosebery in 1894.
Russian meddling in the American democratic process
Jonathan Freedland compares attempts to interfere in elections.
The rise of Uber and the plight of London's watermen
Jonathan Freedland compares the plight of black cab drivers with that of 18thC watermen.
Catalonia and Cornwall
Jonathan Freedland compares the Catalonia crisis with a moment in Cornish history.
Jonathan Freedland looks at past events which shed light on present-day controversies.
The Long View marks a year to go with a Brexit special edition.
Trump and Hamilton on American Trade
Jonathan Freedland on Donald Trump's trade plans and Alexander Hamilton's financial plan.
Facebook revelations and the Reformation
The Facebook Cambridge Analytica data and the Catholic church in pre-Reformation Europe.
Driverless Cars and the Railways of 1830
Jonathan Freedland compares safety on the railways in the 1830s to driverless cars today.
Jonathan Freedland and guests take the Long View on the expulsion of Russian diplomats.
Prime Ministers and Divided Parties
Jonathan Freedland compares Theresa May's woes now with those of Arthur Balfour in 1903-06
The Long View of would-be reforming leaders
Jonathan Freedland compares a Saudi prince with a medieval pope.
Gambling and New Technologies
Jonathan Freedland asks how new technologies transformed gambling in the 1840s and today.
Elon Musk's Hyperloop and Brunel's Atmospheric Traction Rail
Jonathan Freedland compares inventions by inventors Elon Musk and Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Brexit and European Diplomacy
Jonathan Freedland compares Brexit with tensions between Offa and Charlemagne in the 790s.
Gender in women's sport
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of the gender debate in women's sport.
Julian Assange and Robert Ferguson
Jonathan Freedland compares Julian Assange to a pamphleteer and fugitive of the 1680s.
Women in Intelligence and Cybersecurity
Jonathan Freedland looks at women's roles in intelligence now and during WWII.
Extinction Rebellion and the Bonfire of the Vanities
History series in which stories from the past shed light on current events
Huawei and Siemens
Jonathan Freedland takes the Long View on technology companies and state espionage
Impeaching a President
Racism in sports crowds
Jonathan Freedland takes the Long View of racism in sports crowds.
Jonathan Freedland and guests explore how Britain has recovered from crises in its history
The Unexpected Impact of the Black Death
The Unexpected Impact of Influenza on the English Reformation
Jonathan Freedland and guest explore how Britain has recovered from crises in its history
The Unexpected Impact of the loss of the American Colonies
The Unexpected Impact of Spanish Flu on the Interwar Years
The Unexpected Impact of World War Two on British Society
The Long View of Theatre Closures
Jonathan Freedland presents stories from the past and compares them with current events.
Presidential Elections & Racial Turmoil
Jonathan Freedland explores presidential elections fought amidst racial turmoil.
Dominic Cummings and Civil Service Reform
The Long View of Celebrity Sports Campaigners
Jonathan Freedland compares celebrity sports campaigners past and present.
The Long View of an acrimonious and disputed US election
The Long View of the Anti-Vaccination Movement
Jonathan Freedland explores the roots of the anti-vaccination movement.
The Long View of Legal Backlog
Jonathan Freedland compares today's COVID induced legal backlog with the 1666 Fire Courts.
The Long View of Christmas in the Age of Covid
The Long View of suppressing Christmas cheer