10 January 2000
This book left me feeling confused. Confused not so much by what it said as by its having been written at all. Its...
A nation enslaved by its past. Russians have always valued freedom as an ideal. But, argues Edward Skidelsky, it is an inward, spiritual freedom which has never been translated into civic liberty
13 September 1999
Misunderstanding - and in particular the misunderstanding of one culture by another - has become a popular theme of...
For the love of Stalin. The Anglo-Saxon world has been a bystander to the century's great passion: communism. What was its appeal to Continental intellectuals? And can we be sure that it won't return?
26 July 1999
The collapse of communism has illustrated once again the perennial difference between Anglo-Saxon and Continental...
19 March 1999
Perry Anderson exemplifies a type that has almost vanished: the unaffiliated intellectual. The leading British...
15 January 1999
Darwinism has always been more than a mere scientific theory; from the very beginning it has been embroiled in...
11 December 1998
Joseph Le Doux is a practising neurologist, and this book is, to use the old Soviet expression, "fundamental science"....