John Gray is the New Statesman’s lead book reviewer. His latest book is The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom.

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10 May 1999
Derelict airfields, drained swimming pools, encroaching sand dunes, mangled cars, drowned cities - if these images...
09 April 1999
A great American poet, John Ashbery, wrote that tomorrow is easy, but today is uncharted. He put his finger on our real...
19 February 1999
If it is true that we are all liberals now, what liberalism means today is anyone's guess. There is little consensus on...
20 November 1998
Nietzsche wrote somewhere that all philosophy is involuntary biography. It is hard to think of a philosopher of whom...