Politics
23 May 2014
Imperial ambitions.
Books
17 October 2011
The Song of Achilles Madeline MillerBloomsbury, 368pp, £18.99Memorial Alice OswaldFaber & Faber, 96pp, £12.99A few...
Books
17 October 2011
The Song of Achilles Madeline MillerBloomsbury, 368pp, £18.99Memorial Alice OswaldFaber & Faber, 96pp, £12.99A few...
Culture
15 October 2009
An urge to tell foreigners how to live their lives while getting rich from their labours has long been a characteristic...
International Politics
02 April 2009
There is an optimistic notion, one popular among mystics and atheists alike, that all gods are essentially the same....
UK Politics
18 December 2008
The makers of The Devil's Whore, Channel 4’s recently screened extravaganza set against the backdrop of the English...
Ideas
20 November 2008
In 1074, a monk from the Benedictine Abbey of Cluny, in Burgundy, crossed the frontier of Christendom and entered...
Ideas
09 October 2008
As the first decade of the third Christian millennium draws to an increasingly troubled close, the verdict of...
Culture
19 September 2005
Just south of the palatial grounds of the British embassy in Tehran stand two of the world's more unmissable museums....
International Politics
25 August 2003
Over the past few years, the image of George Bush as a Roman emperor, dressed in toga and laurel wreath, has been a...
Books
17 June 2002
In the aftermath of 11 September, the Cambridge don Mary Beard became notorious for comments published in the London...
Culture
19 February 2001
For almost 200 years now, vampires have been battening on every fresh medium of entertainment that has come their way....
Books
18 September 2000
Celebrities, we have it on good authority, are like candles in the wind. As it is the nature of candles to illumine...
Books
28 February 2000
Last week, the tourist board went into a tizzy over a description of London recently published in a guidebook....
Politics
22 November 1999
Like most great revolutionary forces, the Internet has fuelled itself by promising the future. To a society rewired by...

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