A longer version of this week's NS interview
In Anton Valukis's 2,200-page, hulking loaf of a report on the Lehman Brothers collapse, two words stood out: "accounting gimmick". As gimmicks go, one involving accounting sounds dire.
New Labour wasted an unprecedented opportunity to reform Britain economically and politically and cr
Once in a while, you end up with someone as special as Rachel Corrie.
“Satire is a black-and-white programme with Dudley Moore”
It seems harmless, doesn't it? A journey. A gentle voyage on a boat. A train ride to the south coast. An ocean crossing to a new life. It seems Victorian - picnics and sandwiches, lemonade and a squalling baby. Not any more.
“Nice boys” like Nick Kent wrote about the louche stars of Seventies music in a sharp but open-minde
In a sex-smeared world, advertising is one of the grubbiest corners of our culture, finds the psychologist Linda Papadopoulos in a Home Office report on the connections between the sexualisation of young people and violence ag
Slavoj Žižek on the "brutal racist overtones" of James Cameron's Avatar.
The Millennium Development Goals have always had a looming menace, even when the deadline was comfortably far away.
Now that students are, according to Peter Mandelson, "consumers", and the Tory shadow secretary for universities and skills, David Willetts, is discussing what might happen "if higher fees were being proposed", it's fairly saf
Don’t know your Sunnis from your Shias? You are not alone, but their conflict will shape the future
Ed Husain is a former Hizb ut-Tahrir member who has
campaigned against the ideology of Islamism. B
One of the great cultural shifts of the 20th century was the influx of black American intellectuals
“We wore little forage caps and looked like the Hitler Youth”
A couple of years ago a locksmith high on junk food pulled out of a McDonald's drive-thru without looking and wrote off my car.
A longer version of this week's NS interview with the moral philosopher.
The phrase "domestic violence" tends to dictate the way that we think about the physical, sexual and psychological abuses that partners visit on one another.
“Progressives never know what to do in power” - Susan Neiman, moral philosopher
Toaster catch fire? Printer making odd noises? Don’t just throw old stuff away, or hide it in the sh
Only those already doing well are likely to gain from the Tories' marriage plans
Will financial hardship be the catalyst the NHS needs to reinvent systems and embrace innovation?
Is the Enlightenment a historical category, or does it better describe an attitude towards the world?
Contrary to the expectations of some, the internet has boosted the written word
Israel's plan to allow would be-donors to jump the transplant queue is ethically dubious
The history of the recent past is more popular with readers than ever – and just as well, because it
Strange, really, how much more glamorous "reporting corruption" sounds than "reporting anti-corruption" does, with its bureaucratic lexicon of "compliance", "implementation" and "corporate responsibility".
Darwinian theory was the best idea of all time, but why did it take so long to evolve? And what if w
"It is as if man had suddenly been appointed managing director of the biggest business of all, the business of evolution." Appearing in a 1957 essay by the biologist Julian Huxley on "trans-humanism" (a term that Huxley coined