Ed West, Author at Catholic Herald

Ed West

Why Civilisation has lasted 50 years

“What is civilisation?” an erudite English gentleman asks the camera. “I don’t know … but I think I can recognise it when I see...

The worst authors who have ever lived

Dictator Literature by Daniel Kalder, Oneworld, 400pp, £16.99 Daniel Kalder is a very funny writer who specialises in Russian history and literature and has...

In the footsteps of Charlemagne

Last week France’s maddeningly young president Emmanuel Macron became the “first and only honorary canon” of the Basilica of St John Lateran while on...

How the Irish saved England

This Christmas millions of cinema-goers will watch The Last Jedi, the much-hyped eighth instalment in the Star Wars series. The trailer for the film,...

Don’t buy it

I was in the supermarket the other day, scanning the most pretentious foreign lagers section, when to my horror I caught sight of a...

Why Civilisation has lasted 50 years

“What is civilisation?” an erudite English gentleman asks the camera. “I don’t know … but I think I can recognise it when I see...

The worst authors who have ever lived

Dictator Literature by Daniel Kalder, Oneworld, 400pp, £16.99 Daniel Kalder is a very funny writer who specialises in Russian history and literature and has...

In the footsteps of Charlemagne

Last week France’s maddeningly young president Emmanuel Macron became the “first and only honorary canon” of the Basilica of St John Lateran while on...

How the Irish saved England

This Christmas millions of cinema-goers will watch The Last Jedi, the much-hyped eighth instalment in the Star Wars series. The trailer for the film,...

Don’t buy it

I was in the supermarket the other day, scanning the most pretentious foreign lagers section, when to my horror I caught sight of a...