Tories and true believers

Cassandra by A. F. Sandys (1829-1904) Small Men on the Wrong Side of History – The Decline, Fall, and Unlikely Return of Conservatism, Ed West, London, Constable, 2020, 426 pages DEREK TURNER likes a conservative critique of conservatism The story of conservatism since 1945 has been one of failure wrapped up in frequent electoral success.…

Robert Heinlein across space and time

Starship Troopers The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein, Farah Mendlesohn, Unbound, 2019, hardback £20 CHRISTOPHER G. NUTTALL reviews an unusually fair appraisal of a sci-fi pioneer “Over a period of twenty years, Heinlein’s attitudes had shifted noticeably. Were one to include the twenty years previous to that, the word would be ‘dramatically’. This was…