Daniel Hannan

A show of ample and eerie majesty: British Museum's Peru: A Journey in Time reviewed

11 December 2021 9:00 am

Growing up on a farm outside Lima, I was aware that indigenous Peruvians did not understand time in the same…

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,…

Put out more flags

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

Did you know that 190 out of 200 nations in the world have either red or blue on their flags?…

Brexit means sovereignty

6 August 2016 9:00 am

We know what people voted against,’ say half-clever ­pundits, ‘but it’s far from clear what they voted for.’ Actually, it’s…

The six best reasons to vote Leave

11 June 2016 9:00 am

For me, as for so many people, it’s a heart versus head issue. I’m emotionally drawn to Europe. I speak…

Bought off by Brussels

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Many of the worthies urging us to stay 'in' are on the EU payroll

What Brexit would look like for Britain

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Life outside the EU would be good for Britain

Gove vs the Euro-judges

23 May 2015 9:00 am

The Justice Secretary’s new mission will make education reform look like child’s play

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

I don’t think the PM will really campaign for an EU exit. But he still has the best chance of getting one

Shakespeare invented Britain. Now he can save it

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Shakespeare defined our united national culture – and now he can help save it


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

The Eurocrats are crazy to dismiss all the new, diverse Eurosceptic parties as ‘far right’

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

23 November 2013 9:00 am

It’s time to rediscover the original Bill of Rights