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The 70th anniversary of Indian partition should discourage us from romanticising Attlee's government.
Author Walter Scheidel explains why violence is “the great leveller”.
In interviews, the chief political strategist compared himself to Darth Vader.
Such weapons are already being developed by national militaries and terrorist groups.
With its resemblance to “kiss”, it looks almost sweet – but it can cause genuine distress.
The First Minister admits that she wishes her party didn’t have the word “national” in its name.
Their ongoing presence is complicity in the president's high crimes and misdemeanours.
For years now, the official Chinese position has been that no one was killed in Tiananmen Square.
Statues have not been politicised by protest; they were always political.
As many as a hundred women are believed to have left Britain for Isis territory since 2013.
With every new attack – and the coverage that follows it – the threshold for violence is raised.
They could take both Corbyn and the present moment seriously. Instead, they are arguing about a clock.
How this conflict – played out in the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia – is destabilising the world.
It is time to reverse the damage done by Richard Beeching in the 1960s and reopen many of the branch lines that were foolishly closed.
Every Third Thought and I Am, I Am, I Am tackle life’s most serious topic.
A new poem by André Naffis-Sahely.
Many of the pieces in eco-anthology Walking on Lava are as sad as they are angry.
Biographer Chris Kraus restores Acker to her rightful place, by taking her writing seriously.
Emily Fridlund's Man Booker-longlisted novel is full of arresting detail.
Neuropsychologist Adrian Owen's work raises many more questions than it answers.
Preti Taneja's novel concerns the serving of justice – who gets what, as opposed to who deserves what.
Did popular authors write Islamic State into existence?
The reality TV star introduced herself as “best known for too much bronzer and always being on a diet”.
Shortly after the first Molotov cocktail is lobbed, the city is engulfed in flames and fury.
Richard Lloyd Parry's book explores the damage to a community that had “suffered an exceptional tragedy”.
Star of the volunteer presenting pool on Classical Wandsworth is 20-something Caitlin Benedict.
Playwright Christopher Shinn portrays America as a sick society which doesn’t even know it.
Channel 4's show, written and directed by Peter Kosminsky, has a horribly convincing veracity.
One always wants what one does not have.
The sound of a son calling his mother again and again, and the sound of her not answering.
The room is silent and stuffy, but it’s filled with the ghosts of holidays past.
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