Imagine a town studded with watchtowers like San Gimignano in Tuscany, but set high on a plateau, 100 miles from the nearest centre of population.
A legitimisation of radical right-wing ideology is taking place around the world. The world was shocked by the events in Charlottesville, America, and by Donald Trump’s failure to condemn racist violence.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un are playing a very dangerous game of nuclear poker, argues Paul Connew. But does either leader have the cards that could avoid destruction?
There is a rare chance of peace in Syria. But, Hamish De Bretton-Gordon writes, Brexit is getting in the way of the UK and the EU playing the role we should.
Leaving the EU is not an inherently humorous topic but as the saying goes ‘if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry’. Here John Nicholson rounds up some of the best Brexit gags from Edinburgh Fringe.
Steve Bannon’s sacking has been cheered by many who saw him at an alt-right puppet master. But could he been even more dangerous outside the White House?
Brexit-supporting politicians have issued their own threats indicating that if the EU doesn’t like what they’re proposing they can lump it.
It’s not who you are underneath it’s what you do that defines you
On the ground in a divided United States of America past battle lines are being redrawn.
If you locked Fox and Hammond in a room which of the two would you expect to emerge as the other one’s pigskin bag?
Which are the best comedy shows to see at Edinburgh Fringe?
Donald Trump has been widely criticised for failing to condemn neo-Nazis after the violence in Charlottesville. Here Nigel Warburton explores the theory of implicature
Fashion can be considered frivolous and in some ways it is.
Vlad the Lad is the supreme master of the macho man holiday snap...
The dispute was an ominous warning of problems for our time over where ultimate power lies in the US
Manufactured nostalgia always has a political end. Its aim is to create new foot soldiers for The New Vision.
Poor Brigitte Macron – the force behind the great hope of the centre Emmanuel since... well, since he was quite young.
Trump, with his appetite for diversionary tactics, could see a pre-emptive strike against North Korea as the ultimate diversion from his domestic problems
Politicians should remember what lack of sleep can do to us.
An idea for a movie that once upon a time no one would buy – because it was too improbable.
When the political season resumes with the party conferences, we had better have got our act together. All of us. Or else this thing is happening
We pick the worst Brexiteers of the week
Lies, damn lies and Brexit: How fabrication – whatever the consequences – has become a viable political weapon and what the fallout might be
The US is stumbling towards an autocracy, as it emerges Donald Trump is exploring ways to pardon himself even before any accusations have been made.
Britain’s funniest politico Steve Coogan talks Corbyn, Grenfell and how Alan Partridge is a rabid Hard Brexiteer.
‘The Will Of The People ... Once upon a time, I would have thought the phrase absurdly un-British’
Let’s get talking
Trade secretary Liam Fox has played down claims importing foods under a new UK-US trade deal could mean a loosening of food standards post-Brexit.
When it comes to Brexit and the environment our ties to the EU are complex.
The zealots who allow the Brexit fiasco to happen are diminishing the UK inch by inch, day by day.