From The Archives

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What we’re fighting for

25 February 2016 3:00 pm

From ‘Justice and Security’, The Spectator, 26 February 1916: If the conditions upon which we are willing to make peace…

Equality in the trenches

20 February 2016 9:00 am

From ‘War the leveller’, The Spectator, 12 February 1916: Strange as it may appear to the pacificist, war has levelled up,…

Equality in the trenches

18 February 2016 3:00 pm

From ‘War the leveller’, The Spectator, 12 February 1916: Strange as it may appear to the pacificist, war has levelled up,…

France in ruins

13 February 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Marching through France’, The Spectator, 12 February 1916: Finally we came to the trenches themselves, and all around was…

France in ruins

11 February 2016 3:00 pm

From ‘Marching through France’, The Spectator, 12 February 1916: Finally we came to the trenches themselves, and all around was…

What to do about Syria – the view from 1916

6 February 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The future of Syria’, The Spectator, 5 February 1916: We say with all the emphasis at our command, and…

What to do with Syria?

4 February 2016 3:00 pm

From ‘The future of Syria’, The Spectator, 5 February 1916: We say with all the emphasis at our command, and…

Disciplined brutality

30 January 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The Crimes of Germany’, The Spectator, 29 January 1916: It would be a relief, a partial solution, if only…

Disciplined brutality

28 January 2016 3:00 pm

From ‘The Crimes of Germany’, The Spectator, 29 January 1916: It would be a relief, a partial solution, if only…

Archive: Motoring as a hobby should be discouraged

23 January 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The Conscription of Wealth’, The Spectator, 22 January 1916: At recent race meetings streams of motor-cars have proceeded from…

Bad driving

21 January 2016 3:00 pm

From ‘The Conscription of Wealth’, The Spectator, 22 January 1916: At recent race meetings streams of motor-cars have proceeded from…

From the archive: On compelling shirkers to do their duty

16 January 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The Position of the Government’, The Spectator, 15 January 1916: Any man who knew the nature of Englishmen, or…

Compelling evidence

14 January 2016 3:00 pm

From ‘The Position of the Government’, The Spectator, 15 January 1916: Any man who knew the nature of Englishmen, or…

Church service

9 January 2016 9:00 am

From ‘A Mobilisation of the Church’, The Spectator, 8 January 1916: Suppose the Church were mobilised so that the majority of…

Church service

7 January 2016 3:00 pm

From ‘A Mobilisation of the Church’, The Spectator, 8 January 1916: Suppose the Church were mobilised so that the majority of…

‘Thinking Germans must be depressed indeed’: The Spectator’s predictions for 2016

2 January 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The Military Situation’, The Spectator, 1 January 1916: The opening of a new year is a time for taking stock…

Next year’s war

31 December 2015 3:00 pm

From ‘The Military Situation’, The Spectator, 1 January 1916: The opening of a new year is a time for taking stock…

Communion in the trenches

12 December 2015 9:00 am

From ‘The Sacrament’, The Spectator, 25 December 1915: We were fairly fagged out, all of us, after a heavy day…

Communion in the trenches

10 December 2015 3:00 pm

From ‘The Sacrament’, The Spectator, 25 December 1915: We were fairly fagged out, all of us, after a heavy day…

Let unions pay MPs

5 December 2015 9:00 am

From ‘Payment of members’, The Spectator, 4 December 1915: If the country could be polled at the present time, there is…

Let unions pay MPs

3 December 2015 3:00 pm

From ‘Payment of members’, The Spectator, 4 December 1915: If the country could be polled at the present time, there is…

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Capitalism for all

28 November 2015 9:00 am

From ‘Public loans and private savings’, The Spectator, 27 November 1915: In the nature of things there is no reason for…

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Capitalism for all

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

From ‘Public loans and private savings’, The Spectator, 27 November 1915: In the nature of things there is no reason for…

The French way of war

21 November 2015 9:00 am

From ‘The Example of France’, The Spectator, 20 November 1915: France is an example to the world and to posterity…

The French way of war

19 November 2015 3:00 pm

From ‘The Example of France’, The Spectator, 20 November 1915: France is an example to the world and to posterity…