All posts by Ben Blood

German Elections: Did the Centre Hold?

In Brendan Simms’ 2013 work Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, he argued that the geopolitical history of Europe since the fall of Constantinople could be boiled down to the question of mastery over Germany. The land of the Rhein, Oder,...

/ 05/10/2021

Escapism to Victory: Sport in the Woke World

“Bread and circuses” is a phrase many have heard attributed to the idle indulgences of the twenty-first century spectator, shifting effortlessly from one entertaining vignette to another with wilful abandon. It was coined in the second century, by Roman satirist...

/ 15/07/2020