Daniel Hannan

Britain was utterly wretched in 1975. No wonder Europe seemed a better bet

28 April 2018 9:00 am

‘I voted to stay in a common market. No one ever mentioned a political union.’ It is the complaint of…

Spanish practices

7 October 2017 9:00 am

In October 1936, on the anniversary of Columbus’s discovery of the New World, a ceremony was held at Salamanca University,…

What Brexit would look like for Britain

23 January 2016 9:00 am

‘So what’s your alternative?’ demand Euro-enthusiasts. ‘D’you want Britain to be like Norway? Or like Switzerland? Making cuckoo clocks? Is…

Plotinus and Michel de Montaigne are included in George Steiner’s broad survey. His argument that we should elevate the pursuit of disinterested knowledge over the making of money is a familar one since classical times

From Plotinus to Heidegger: a history of European thought in 48 pages

18 April 2015 9:00 am

T.S. Eliot liked to recall the time he was recognised by his London taxi driver. Surprised, he told the cabbie…

All you’ll ever need to know about the history of England in one volume

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Here is a stupendous achievement: a narrative history of England which is both thorough and arresting. Very few writers could…

How Cameron could make the EU a winning issue (and why he won’t)

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Imagine if David Cameron actually meant it. Imagine if he really did follow through with his implied threat to campaign…

Shakespeare invented Britain. Now he can save it

12 April 2014 9:00 am

‘What country, friends, is this?’ We’ve been wrestling with Viola’s question almost from the moment she asked it. It was…

Diary

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Here’s a piece of news you may have missed. The EU has shelved its trade talks with India. At the…

Watch out Eurocrats, here come the Pirates!

4 January 2014 9:00 am

I once shared a car to the airport with a French MEP, a member of the Front National (FN). He…

How Britain invented freedom - and why we need to save it now

23 November 2013 9:00 am

The single most common reaction I get from Americans when they learn that we’re placing our newspapers under our politicians…