The party guests were each recruited, back in 1946, for a study that was intended to last the full length of their lives.
At the centre of the Leave camp’s message resides one crucial concept: sovereignty. But could they have misunderstood what that implies?
After a day of glazed electioneering, Gianni Infantino has been elected. Arguably, this does count as progress.
Telling Tales by Janice Turner.
Corbyn's shoes, SNP blues - and more Trident trouble for Labour.
Again, we hear that there are no significant ideological differences between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael – both are centre-right parties. So what divides voters?
Germany’s struggles offer lessons for all Western countries in how to respond to the question of migration – the single most serious issue facing the EU today.
We love our politics on Radio 2, so we’re a little shocked when the Plaid Cymru leader, Leanne Wood, tells us that “devolution has been boring”.
I agree, as Swartz wrote in 2008, that "there is no justice in following unjust laws", and the movement to protect the free internet from corporate and political interests is urgent.
When a politician becomes entertainment first and foremost there is a danger that he, or she, may lack the requisites of statesmanship.
Plus: junior doctors sold into slavery, and a new day for newspapers.
Both leaders are focused on the enemy within, rather than without.
How the global financial crisis changed the former Bank of England governor’s thinking about economics.
How Merkel’s handling of the refugee crisis emboldened the far right and led to troubling questions about her future as chancellor.
The long, inexorable decline of the party of Keir Hardie and Gordon Brown.
The Deep Sea Diver’s Syndrome is the first of Brussolo's novels to be translated – and, happily, it's also one of the best.
Dan Fox’s new book sets out to reclaim the P-word with an impressively broad-ranging study of art, literature and culture.
The Power of the Dog was first published in 1967 and is now being re-released by Vintage as a “rediscovered classic”, as John Williams’s Stoner was published a few years ago.
The British take a perverse pleasure in glorious defeat, as Heroic Failure and the British by Stephanie Barczewski examines.
Harry Jaffe's new book sets out to discover how a “74-year-old Jewish guy from Brooklyn” ended up appealing to college students, farmers and factory hands as a potential president.
In a world in which chav-baiting is the norm, Nigel Blackwell nails the grotesqueness of the caring, sharing BoBos: the bohemian bourgeoisie.
As twins Lukas and Elias begin to suspect the woman who has come home from the hospital is not their real mother, there is a strong sense that it is the motherland which is rotten.
Whatever you think of Clinton as a politician, it's undeniable that she has been castigated for her ambition in a way her male rival has not.
I couldn't fathom the purpose of this dollop of heritage television, so ivy-clad it'll soon be available on DVD from the National Trust. Plus: Murder.
After two months on patrol, Hilmer and his colleague not only had nothing left to talk about - but nothing left to think.
What the hell has happened to my friend ——’s brains, and heart, that she can put her name to a screed that implies he is a wicked bigot?
I swore I'd keep it for ever, but when I found the hideous thing in my study the other week, I followed "a different train of thought".
Although supermarkets like to claim that they only stock what their customers want to buy, in 2013 a survey suggested more than three-quarters of us aren’t too bothered by ugly veg. The problem is finding it.
Posts reporting medical consultations showed I was far from the only doctor never to have encountered JSE. But someone was eventually diagnosed on every thread.
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