Dominic Green

Thoreau: the poet-naturalist and political radical

Taking the rough with the smooth

8 July 2017 9:00 am

In The Ambassadors, Henry James sends Lewis Lambert Strether from Boston to Paris to retrieve Chad Newsome, the wayward heir…

King of Chicago crime: Al Capone in the late 1920s

Vice guys

1 July 2017 9:00 am

In 1981, an FBI team visited Donald Trump to discuss his plans for a casino in Atlantic City. Trump admitted…

The beginning of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876 , by the Oglala-Lakota artist Amos Bad Heart Bull

America’s other civil war

29 April 2017 9:00 am

‘What makes the Red Man red?’ the Lost Boys asked in Disney’s Peter Pan (1953). According to Sammy Cahn’s lyric,…

A hellish paradise

21 January 2017 9:00 am

‘Short of writing a thesis in many volumes,’ Patrick Leigh Fermor wrote in his preface to The Traveller’s Tree, ‘only…

Knight’s tale

1 October 2016 9:00 am

In The Cousins’ War (1999), the Republican political strategist Kevin Phillips argued that three ‘civil wars’ had defined politics in…

Towards the best of all possible worlds

10 September 2016 9:00 am

The flour is what matters, and not the mill, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg wrote in his notebook in 1799. ‘When we…

Godly swingers

9 July 2016 9:00 am

There were two communist manifestos of 1848. One had no influence whatsoever on the revolutions of that year, but now…