Christopher Caldwell

Somebody drawing a border between Britain and Europe in the Channel

Europeans have started to change their minds on Brexit

3 August 2019 9:00 am

The conviction has been spreading among French people in recent days that les Britanniques have just elected Donald Trump. The…

Europe’s culture clash: Macron vs Salvini is a battle over a continent’s soul

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Two weeks ago Luigi Di Maio, Italy’s vice-premier and Labour Minister and the top politician of the Five Star Movement…

Europe still thinks Britain will come out worse from Brexit. Bless

2 February 2019 9:00 am

In Paris in December, I sat with a journalist friend in a café on the Boulevard Auguste-Blanqui and listened to…

Europe is a continent in crisis – where lo-vis people now wear high-vis jackets

5 January 2019 9:00 am

The ‘yellow vest’ protests against President Emmanuel Macron that swept through Paris and other French cities last month have evoked…

Trump’s 19ft Christmas tree and 300lb gingerbread house are quintessentially American

15 December 2018 9:00 am

The most obnoxious advert on American television this Christmas season features a thirtyish man telling his wife he ‘got us…

Macron vs Salvini: the ideological battle for Europe’s future

8 September 2018 9:00 am

The first sign that Matteo Salvini was destined to do battle with Emmanuel Macron came in June, a few days…

If China backs Trump on North Korea he won’t like the quid pro quo

11 November 2017 9:00 am

The first election day since Donald Trump was elected president a year ago brought a funereal mood to Washington that…

The Republican establishment has finally found a way to get Donald Trump

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Washington DC In La Crosse, Wisconsin, on Monday night, Donald Trump said, ‘If we do well here, folks, it’s over.’…

Greece’s secret weapon: Grexit would hurt Merkel most

27 June 2015 9:00 am

German chancellor Angela Merkel may still be the most formidable politician in Europe, but this week she lost a bit…

Bob Dylan and the illusion of modern times

3 January 2015 9:00 am

I was talking the other day to a young woman who knows a lot about the history of rock. We…

What Angela Merkel really wants (it's not good news for Dave)

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Angela Merkel is misunderstood. Last winter, when Russia moved to annex Crimea after the overthrow of Ukraine’s government, American officials…

Obama knows that America has lost its appetite for war

7 September 2013 9:00 am

It was to Fort Belvoir that President Barack Obama repaired on Saturday, minutes after he announced that attacks by the…