May's gamble, MacKenzie's obsession and Wisden obituaries - Peter Wilby's First Thoughts.
Whoever leads the country after this conflict comes to an end will inherit not just the rubble and ruins, but a ravaged people, too.
Tyler Cowen argues that Americans used their new-found wealth and prestige “to dig in”, protect themselves against risk, “and to build and cement a much safer and static culture”.
The taboos surrounding mental health and talking therapy, particularly when it comes to men, remain very real to many of us.
Corbyn's more pessimistic supporters and his opponents will fight a secondary election campaign: to convince the party membership that the expected defeat is not their fault.
Theresa May’s great election wager.
The Prime Minister has seized her best chance to win a super-majority. 2020 may not have been so favourable.
If this was indeed a warning from the electorate, Erdogan is unlikely to go quiet and soothe the feelings of the losers.
From the Middle East to North Korea, Donald Trump is reasserting US military strength and intensifying the rivalry among the great powers.
With the far right and far left surging in the run-up to a defining presidential election, the French seem intent on blowing up the political establishment.
In this centenary year of her birth, Carrington is at last receiving the attention she deserves.
Richard Beard's book is brimful of anger and guilt, fails to deliver an uplifting ending and opens with a death.
The NS poem.
As can be gathered from the title, Jacobson’s target is the current president of the United States.
Yes, even worse that "I don’t love you the way you want me to".
Each chapter of Reservoir 13 begins at New Year, as the local crime story morphs into an observation of the passing of time.
Stuart Hall analysed power, whether in conservative ideology or structural racism.
Three new collections of poetry – Stranger, Baby, Jackself, and Cain – test the limits of the lyric and of writing the self in extremis.
Prince aimed to make his listeners want to have him or be him. He did not like them to consider themselves his equals.
Hawkins’s writing displays a suspicion of power, especially male power, though she is also eager to identify moments of female collusion in misogyny.
With this mature, engaging and empathetic work, the poet softens the pain of passing years.
She couldn’t afford to order her own on the $300 a week he was paying her.
Lady Macbeth grows less psychologically plausible the higher the body count rises.
The cast is incredible, but it plays with historical facts, arming its revolutionaries not with serious arguments, but with guns
Medicine is littered with myths. For years we doled out antibiotics for minor infections, thinking we were speeding recovery.
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Hunter Davies's The Fan.
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