Article by Jane Ridley: The Labour leader summoned the ghost of 19th century Tory leader Disraeli in his speech to conference last week. So how do the two British politicians compare?
Histories of the Present
A tribute to Eric Hobsbawn, by David Feldman, of Birkbeck College, London
Daniel Pick remembers Eric Hobsbawm, who died on Monday 1st October 2012
In the wake of the two-month strike against pit closures by Spanish miners, Gregorio Alonso reflects on the history and contemporary significance of industrial and political struggle in the country’s mines
Radical history and Danny Boyle’s vision of Britain, by Sally Alexander
As the world turns its attention to London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, it is worth remembering that the modern Olympics represent the ultimate triumph of capitalist sport and not just about the “ideals” that are presented to the global audience
Olympic legacies, the question of heritage and the Winning Words project at the Olympic Park in London’s East End