Jack Dickens

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Saturday, 2 November 2019

The Eternal City is still a world-class centre of European culture

The “Eternal City”, the “Capital of the World”, the “Sacred City” – all of these names have been given to …

By Jack Dickens

Friday, 1 November 2019

World Cup Final: Jones has built a brilliant England team

England’s rugby team have come a long way under Eddie Jones. When he took over the side after the wake …

By Jack Dickens

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Trump and Farage show demonstrates the Brexit party's dilemma

Once every generation there is a defining political romance which spans the Atlantic. In the Eighties it was the ideological …

By Jack Dickens

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Winning over Workington Man will be tough for the Tories

The major parties competing in Britain’s Christmas election are playing for high stakes, but it is the Tories who are taking the …

By Jack Dickens

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Lost Classic - Petersburg, by Andrei Bely

Andrei Bely’s novel Petersburg was created within the great cultural tensions and transformations of pre-Revolutionary Russia. Published in 1913, it …

By Jack Dickens

Thursday, 24 October 2019

An American withdrawal from Afghanistan would be a strategic failure

What happens when a superpower retreats from the international stage? It usually leaves a power vacuum, plunging areas into chaotic …

By Jack Dickens

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Eastern European elections: the battle over liberal democracy

Last Sunday’s elections were a mixed bag for Europe’s populist right. On the one hand, the Polish electorate gave an …

By Jack Dickens

Monday, 14 October 2019

Need To Know: The 2019 Polish Parliamentary Elections

What was the Result?  The right-wing populist Law and Justice Party (PiS), under Jarosław Kaczyński, greatly increased its share of …

By Jack Dickens

Thursday, 10 October 2019

EU cybersecurity policies are at risk of sliding into cyber censorship

The European Union’s commitment to “digital sovereignty” and holding multinational “Big Tech” companies to account is laudable, but its practical …

By Jack Dickens