Olivier Assayas's film on the aftermath of May 1968 is infantile ultra-leftism
LIKE I say, I get around. Sometimes, though, I even surprise myself.
A gripping new history of WWI which starkly outlines its causes and horrific consequences
Alexander Seaton is a teacher in Aberdeen in 1635. His duties, in The Devil's Recruit by SG MacLean (Quercus, £18.99), include keeping his students out of the hands of the recruiters for the Scottish armies who are fighting for the Protestant cause in the Thirty Years War.
Inspired by the Arab spring, the Spanish indignados and the Occupy movement in the US there were simultaneous protests in 900 towns and cities around the world on October 15 2011.
The growth in Britain in the 1950s of a mass peace movement, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, embracing many thousands, from Communists to dissident Tories, trades unionists, pacifists, direct action groups and focused campaign groups, has no equal elsewhere in Europe.
Tabloid campaigns against the 'undeserving poor,' particularly women, are a warning not to be ignored
In one of Isaac Asimov's sci-fi short stories, Shakespeare time-travels to the present, takes an English course and fails his Shakespeare paper because he has not read enough criticism.
For most of recorded history people lived not in nation states but in far-flung empires and the process of unification and division spurred conceptual competition, facilitating the circulation of ideas among diasporic peoples across commercial routes.
Taking issue with Noam Chomsky's scepticism about the vanguard role of the working class