When Christopher Columbus arrived in the Caribbean in 1492, he brought Spanish visions of gold and glory, as well as new animals and pathogens. Pigs and rats ravaged the island ecosystems while measles,
For those who grew up in them, the 1960s constituted a decade in two parts — a hinge between the grim uniformity of the postwar era and the rebellious individualism of a generation repainting the world
Home secretary Priti Patel’s speech at the Conservative party conference made me nervous, even afraid to an extent. Her smug grin, haughty demeanour, the head nods, incensed finger-pointing, stolen laughs.