Max Hastings

History will wonder how we trusted Boris with Britain

22 June 2019 4:30 pm

I am besieged by media folk asking when I shall make good on a four-year-old threat to flee to Buenos…

History will wonder how we trusted Boris with Britain

22 June 2019 9:00 am

I am besieged by media folk asking when I shall make good on a four-year-old threat to flee to Buenos…

Critical injuries: the perils of book reviews

15 December 2018 9:00 am

A decade ago, a publisher produced a set of short biographies of Britain’s 20th-century prime ministers, which I reviewed unenthusiastically.…

‘The possibility that our next PM will be named Mogg has prompted me to enquire about one-way tickets to Switzerland.’ Photo: Getty

Max Hastings’s diary

22 September 2018 9:00 am

The Hastingses have idyllic lives but, like most seventysomethings, we find ourselves in ever-closer proximity to mortality. We hold season…

Max Hastings’ Diary: Historian Sir Michael Howard and a tale of E.M. Forster and sardines

9 December 2017 9:00 am

Lunch with the great Sir Michael Howard, 95 last week. During a conversation about BBC1’s Howards End, he said: ‘I…

Diary

26 August 2017 9:00 am

It has been a summer of tears, both of joy and sorrow. The latter first: how could stones not weep…

The gilded prisons of America’s elderly rich

12 March 2016 9:00 am

I have been driving many hundreds of miles across America, interviewing Vietnam veterans for a book. Though I have been…

Max Hastings’s diary: How sporting tourists play into Nicola Sturgeon’s hands

12 September 2015 9:00 am

During our annual odyssey around the Scottish Highlands, I read Tears of the Rajas, Ferdinand Mount’s eloquent indictment of imperial…

Despair after VE day… the men left behind by victory

16 May 2015 9:00 am

After all the carousing and flag-waving that followed VE day in 1945, millions of young men fortunate enough not to…

Max Hastings’s diary: The joys of middle age, and Prince Charles’s strange letters

4 April 2015 9:00 am

I am living in rustic seclusion while writing a book. Our only cultural outing of the week was to Newbury…

Max Hastings’ diary: I love the British Army (but not the Blackadder version of it)

21 September 2013 9:00 am

The looming centenary of the outbreak of the first world war offers an opportunity to break away from the Blackadder/Oh!…