My three-part coverage of the US presidential election debate at Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY), in late September 2016, is now available in English (Parts I, II, and III); or in Spanish (I, II, III).
From Alfonso the Wise's bawdy songs of slander to Ronald Reagan's sunny smile, politics and humor have gone hand-in-hand for centuries.
The meltdown of the British political system in the wake of the June referendum offers an opportunity, unprecedented in our lifetimes, for political creativity.
On a whim, during a recent visit to Foyles in London, I picked up an enticing volume—Tim Marshall’s Prisoners of Geography (Elliot and Thompson, 2015).
‘We have been an island for hundreds of years” – commentator on BBC news, June 2016.
Earlier this week, I walked through the heart of post-Brexit, pro-Remain, cosmopolitan London to the Sicily: culture and conquest exhibit at the British Museum.
The man in the poetry bookshop told us: “Kilpeck is so difficult to find, they missed it when they were writing Domesday Book”.
For a child born in Spain, and raised in Córdoba and Seville, the court of King Edward I of England must have seemed insufferably cold.
It is August, but the road ahead is covered with mist and rain; we are driving to Noia, on the coast of Galicia.
The first, breezy episode of Simon Sebag Montefiore's BBC4 series "Blood and Gold: The Making of Spain" brings medieval Spain center stage.