Culture
08 May 2013
According to genetics, there is not much that makes us human; depending on how you count, we share 98.5 per cent of our...
UK Politics
26 October 2010
However the coins are counted in the public spending cuts now facing the country, higher education is going to be one...
Books
01 April 2010
Are direct arguments against religious beliefs likely to dissuade their votaries? The anecdotal evidence seems to...
Society
09 April 2009
What religious people mean by “god” means nothing to me beyond an incoherent cluster of concepts from which the...
Culture
27 November 2006
We are living through yet another period of strife prompted by certainties and doubts about religion. As a result,...
International Politics
27 February 2006
Did America and Britain commit a war crime by bombing civilian populations in the cities of Germany and Japan during...
Books
28 November 2005
Without question, one of the forgotten masterpieces of the English language is George Moore's Memoirs of My Dead Life....
Politics
18 July 2005
Government efforts to reduce the risk of terrorist atrocities such as the London bombings of 7 July have two aspects....
Culture
02 September 2002
British philosophy since the beginning of the 20th century has been a strange affair, at least to lay eyes. Abstruse,...
International Politics
12 August 2002
To anyone of humane and pacific instincts, the phrase "a just war" looks like a contradiction. But a moment's thought...
Culture
08 April 2002
Longevity is a magical potion. With few exceptions, it transposes ordinary and even wicked people into loveable...
UK Politics
04 March 2002
London was once the most comfortable of the "world metropolises" to live in. Now it is the least comfortable. It still...
Culture
30 July 2001
"To read the Latin and Greek authors in their original is a sublime luxury," Thomas Jefferson wrote to Joseph Priestley...
Ideas
23 April 2001
It was impossible not to laugh at the choice of words employed by Liam Fox, the Conservative Party health spokesman,...

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