SHOULD WE ALL BE PREPPING FOR THE END DAYS?

    In the Covid-19 crisis a handful of calamity-howlers have found a vindication: go back to survival mode and bunker down because nobody believed Noah until it was way too late. Bunker: Building for the End Times, a hybrid of reportage and philosophical musing, considers contemporary survivalist culture in all its manifest craziness, from the doomsday realtors who sell …

A SEPARATE WORLD: JAN KROSS, ‘THE CZAR’S MADMAN’

    When I think back to that first visit of mine to the Baltic Republic of Estonia in the autumn of 1988, I see muted, metallic-grey tones of fog and sea; above all I remember a sense of wonder that I was finally on my way to my mother’s homeland. Ingrid was 17 when, stateless and displaced, she arrived …