Books
02 June 2003
It was while walking one day over the Charles Bridge in Prague, writes Anne Applebaum, that she first became aware of...
Books
12 May 2003
If there is a right-wing equivalent to the disease of political correctness, it might be called political incorrectness...
Ideas
31 March 2003
The popular science writer Matt Ridley is excited. The cause of his excitement is the final publication of the human...
Books
10 March 2003
Sophisticated young secularists increasingly think of religion as something scary, as a kind of voodoo or brainwashing...
Culture
18 November 2002
As the culmination of a distinguished philosophical career, Bernard Williams's latest production would conventionally...
Books
28 October 2002
Over one of our innumerable cups of tea, my Moscow landlady told me a story about a friend of hers whose father had...
Books
02 September 2002
Like certain hedge funds, John Gray speculates on disaster. As the market plummets, his personal stock soars higher...
Culture
25 March 2002
Of all the sciences, psychology promises most but delivers least. Its aspiration is the oldest and most basic of all;...
Books
28 January 2002
In philosophy, more than in any other academic discipline, an unfortunate gap has arisen between supply and demand. The...
Food and Drink
03 December 2001
The book that has above all others shaped my life, in a purely practical way, is An Essay on Man by Ernst Cassirer....
Books
29 October 2001
Religious belief is less vulnerable to persecution than to ennui. No torture is more destructive of faith than the...
Food and Drink
13 August 2001
The British public has an undiscriminating appetite for self-improvement. It has strong aspirations and weak tastes....

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