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.A week is a long time in politics. And in literary criticism, for that matter.
Charged with smuggling ivory, the arrest of Fenglan has put Chinese-African relations on trial.
While the population struggles to survive, anti-Imperialist bombast is the default response of a government that is facing growing unrest.
Studies show that we often ignore the advice of others even when we've asked for it.
IMF researchers have concluded that the neoliberal consensus has often done more harm than good. For the government, their results on austerity and the state will make for uncomfortable reading.
People are sniggering at Hilary Benn's “St Crispin’s Day speeches”. But who are the chief gigglers?
On 24 June, we will still have a Tory government. That means if we vote for Brexit, we're also likely to be voting for more Tory cuts.
First thoughts on the week's news, from sheepish Etonians to my EU referendum prediction.
If women reject marriage and partnership en masse, the social and economic institutions of marriage and family will be undone. Only then will we be able to meet and mate as equals.
After Karen died, her family told me she wasn’t really homeless, and she “liked a lot of boys”.
The Prime Minister would survive a confidence vote but the Brexiters could wreck his agenda.
The crisis that that has hit Italy and Turkey will come to the coast of Dover, sooner or later, and pro-European politicians should be particularly worried.
The quiet crisis of masculinity.
Europe is facing a new, potentially violent crisis as territorial and ethnic tensions reignite in the troubled south-east of the continent.
Even IMF researchers are calling time on free market dogma and the neoliberal orthodoxies of the past 30 years.
Two new books help us trace the influences of Cervantes on modern fiction.
Those who have been lucky in life should pay more tax. As such, the proposals Robert H Frank makes in Success and Luck are less radical than they sound.
Her memoir All at Sea relates how, after her husband drowned, Aitkenhead was forced to confront the meaning of family, faith and life.
In Minnesota, they reeled a sixty ton house / over ice: a caught fish.
Two new books show how the Premier League and Hillsborough helped make the beautiful game ugly.
Kat Banyard's new book make a strident case against the sale of sex.
Watching the band at The Roundhouse, it was easy to see why Radiohead are still so successful 25 years into their career.
With it harder than ever to make money from music, more and more bands are working ordinary jobs by day to do what they love by night.
Top Gear is still aimed at the middle-aged bore who likes to tell you which route they took to X and the traffic on the way to Y. Plus: Versailles.
The 73-year-old McCartney was stupendous, not to mention uncharacteristically straight, on Mastertapes.
With the cheapest-looking CGI and crummiest sets ever to have reached the screen, it's up to the plot to save Warcraft: The Beginning. . .
What did an 84-year-old Canadian lady make of London’s small-batch hipster breweries?
Where would I not go for £300? I struggle to think.
Surely I ought to help this man – but what would even two or three days of my assistance really do?
People often seek out nature because they want solitude. The truth is, I like people.
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