Richard J Evans challenges Michael Gove’s history agenda.
It will win only if we let it. It has been said that, for evil to flourish, it takes only a few good men to do nothing about it.
The shadowy subculture of gang stalking.
An interview with McKenzie Wark.
Will Self's "Madness of Crowds" column.
The <em>NS</em> of 1913 may have been in the vanguard for women’s rights yet its tone was hectoring, even patronising. But today’s popular feminists should not forget that the pioneers’ concerns still have weight.
The world is back to where it was in the late 19th century — no one great power controls everything on the planet, not the US and not China. And that makes the threat of war inescapable.
"The estuary doesn’t yield all its secrets on first glance. An hour or so out from the Isle of Sheppey, we arrive at seven bizarre constructions that look as if they belong in War of the Worlds..."
Left Field: On wild boar and other beasts.
The Bundesliga has gone back to basics.
The perils of Groupthink - Martha Gill's "Irrational Animals" column.
A C Grayling: What makes us human?
Preview: How The Light Gets In.
Faith is the redemption of solitude.
Introducing a new series on the most fundamental question of all, in partnership with BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show.
A novelist's account of depression and the struggle to find words to describe it.
Jonathan Derbyshire looks back at his predecessors in the literary editor’s chair.
Claire Tomalin looks back on her time as an NS staffer.
The best of all possible worlds.
Playing Top Trumps inside your own head.
The American man of letters teaches you how to use words.
What we need today is a Thatcher of the left: a leader who would repeat Thatcher’s gesture in the opposite direction, transforming the entire field of presuppositions shared by today’s political elite.
Is the world a better place if the vicious suffer for their viciousness? And what exactly are just deserts?
Duncan Campbell, who knew many of the old-style robbers, explores why we all still love a villain.
The American man of letters gives guidance to writers and journalists on both sides of the Atlantic.
Why do religious stories continue to mean so much to so many of us, even to the self-described “new, new atheists”?
The guru of Gaia is a maverick environmentalist who supports fracking and nuclear power. Does he believe the human race has a future?
Betrayal is not always a not always an act of malicious intent, or a sign of power. It can be a demonstration of weakness.