All articles by: Glyn Ford

Books: A stark warning from history

Published: July 17, 2017
Written by Glyn Ford

Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of the Nazi Race Law by James Q Whitman Princeton University Press £19.95 Hero and villain history is nice and simple, …

Books: Getting ahead in politics

Published: May 10, 2017
Written by Glyn Ford

Putsch by Julian Priestley Amazon £19.99 This is House of Cards played with a Labour deck. Written as a three hander, Helen Mitchison MP, BarrieJones Political  Assistant and Ned Warren, …

Books: Fictional tale of forgotten MP

Published: April 21, 2017
Written by Glyn Ford

Midnight In Berlin by James MacManus Duckworth £8.99 James MacManus has written a gripping period piece set in Berlin in 1938 whose protagonists are a young Jewish woman, Sara Sternschein …

Books: Insights into China’s underbelly

Published: March 27, 2017
Written by Glyn Ford

Lotus by Lijia Zhang Henry Holt £22.79 After Lijia Zhang’s Socialism is Great! A Worker’s Memoir of the New China (2008), mapping her late blooming from monolingual factory worker to …

Books: A partial account of the losers’ war

Published: February 28, 2017
Written by Glyn Ford

Hell And Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the world it made by Richard Rhodes Simon & Schuster £9.99 Winners write history, with only rare exceptions. The Spanish Civil War …

Nuclear weapons trouble is brewing

Published: February 14, 2017
Written by Glyn Ford

August saw Pyongyang’s first Beer Festival. When Ushers sold their Chard brewery lock, stock and literally barrels to the North Koreans in the 1990s, they were just glad to see …

Books: When science becomes slave to ideology

Published: January 29, 2017
Written by Glyn Ford

Stalin And The Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy 1905-1953 by Simon Ings Faber £20 Lenin said, “Communism is Soviet Power plus electrification”. Stalin would have taken a wider …

How the Tories plan to fix the vote

Published: October 9, 2016
Written by Glyn Ford

The Tories are long into a orchestrated plan to transform the electoral landscape by subverting democracy to further their partisan interests. Yet to date it has barely been criticised for …

Books: Death amid the ashes of Empire

Published: September 16, 2016
Written by Glyn Ford

Hungry Bengal: War, Famine And The End Of Empire by Janam Mukhergee Hurst £30 This is the story of Bengal’s man-made famine in 1942 which killed two million people over …

The Democrats’ trump-card may get her reward

Published: June 27, 2016
Written by Glyn Ford

HILLARY by Karen Blumenthal Bloomsbury £12.99 Hillary Clinton is one of the world’s best known women. Outside football it’s rare to get by with a single name – even Kings …