What we need is cool logic.
My week, including an invitation to Mrs May, grilling a top copper, and the unity of Miliband and Farage.
President Erdogan has hailed the foiling of the coup as a triumph for democracy, but some fear it will serve as a cover to crack down hard on his critics.
Bizarre that a three-time election-winner is now Labour kryptonite.
The forces that propelled Mr Trump to the Republican nomination – belligerence, vacuous promise-making, xenophobia, racism – are all too present in Britain and elsewhere in Europe.
How Misbah redeemed Pakistani cricket.
America’s two main political parties are shaking up not along the lines of left and right, but in terms of attitudes to authoritarianism.
Weak growth in Europe turned Britain into a safety deposit box, but that may soon change.
The debate over gender in sport shows just how difficult it is to draw a sharp distinction between male and female bodies.
This week's news, from Erdogan the despot, to memories of Disraeli, and coffee and class.
Terrorist organisations are strategically fluid, and deploying lone wolf attacks in the West allows them to extend their reach with limited resources.
The new Prime Minister recognises how economic liberalism undermines conservative values.
Three numbers will help you understand this summer's leadership election. Corbyn has 770,000 fans on Facebook, while Labour has 500,000 - and his rival Owen Smith has 6,600.
George Osborne’s austerity plan – now abandoned by the Tories – was the most costly macroeconomic policy mistake since the 1930s.
Brexit, Euroscepticism and the future of the United Kingdom.
For all that books and films laud Britain's strength, ultimately, they show that our power is interdependent.
Last Friday morning, within a few hours of the street massacre in Nice, I arrived in Paris.
Rethink: the Surprising History of New Ideas by Steven Poole reviewed.
Gavin Jacobson considers the great philosopher’s plan for society as revealed in Nietzsche’s Great Politics by Hugo Drochon.
Mary Gaitskill's new novel presents an agonising world of "nice" and "nasty", where moral choice is always constrained.
Kate Mossman talks to Jeff Beck about escaping Eric Clapton's shadow, dodging fame, and why he can’t go and see Pat Metheny.
The stars of The BFG have great chemistry. What a shame, then, that they end up in boring Buckingham Palace.
The BBC's new Joseph Conrad adaptation is wonderful, and more pertinent than I'd expected. Plus: Fleabag reviewed.
Tuesday, and yet another shout-out to listeners who might remember the making of the 1974 film of Swallows and Amazons.
Peacock & Vine by A S Byatt reviewed.
It’s all thanks to Barry and Anita.
I teach my registrars to be aware how a consultation is making them feel: that can give valuable clues to the patient’s own emotional state.
During the summer months, the Swiss Alps offer one of nature’s most gorgeous spectacles.
I wander through Rome’s sweltering heat, dogged by thoughts of Britannia at a hellish “bunga bunga” party.
France is changing: an army stalks the streets and Boris Johnson wanders the Tuileries.
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