29 November 2010
There was a moment when it seemed that happiness might change British politics. Under Tony Blair, in 2002, the Prime...
28 October 2010
This is a confused book because it is trying to do several things at once. It is partly a study of animal empathy, the...
06 September 2010
31 July 2008
The most famous statue of the Roman emperor Hadrian shows him in Greek robes. He wears the beard of a sage. He looks...
13 March 2008
The soundbite is routinely derided today. "He was the future once!" "A sub-prime deal from a sub-prime minister." "All...
25 October 2007
Everyone has them. "I didn't know what to say!" Times when you are silenced - overwhelmed with embarrassment,...
09 April 2007
Muslim veils, Christian crosses, God delusions, reason's triumph. Here is a plea for a different voice in this...
10 January 2005
Jesus was not the first to believe that God and money vie for people's affections; the idea had been around for...
18 August 2003
The liberals are hitting back. Last week, 400 grass-roots members of the Church of England gathered at St Mary's Church...
05 February 2001
In "The Genius of Rome 1592-1623", the current exhibition at London's Royal Academy, Caravaggio steals the show. His...