Jonathan Freedland compares Nigel Farage with the 18th-century politician John Wilkes. Read more
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.