Immigration presents us with a moral and political quandary. Can two new books help us decide what to do?
John Milbank and Adrian Pabst's new book explores the "post-Liberal" moment, but leaves me wondering about the future.
Ultimate Questions by Bryan Magee invites us to reconsider the very nature of truth - but its answers are sometimes vague.
The Book of Magic: from Antiquity to the Enlightenment by Brian Copenhaver invites us to reflect on the long history of magic in culture.
Paul and Augustine are blamed for any number of historical outrages. But on questions like slavery and empire, they were more progressive than many credit.
Jeanette Winterson's The Gap of Time is full of metaphorical riches.
Violence in human beings has something to do with our sense of meaning, our sense that something is at stake in our identity or integrity.
The debate over freedom is a complex, extended one.
Young Eliot, the first volume of Robert Crawford's new T S Eliot biography, shows how a bruising home life led to poetic breakthrough.
The New Statesman goes behind the froth of daily headlines to look at the people and the passions shaping our world.
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