His own fortune is down to luck, but now Hughes is helping to fund research into ending poverty in the US.
Your weekly dose of gossip from Westminster.
Le Pen hopes to present her renamed party as the working-class alternative to Macron’s bourgeois elitism.
In the Italian election, Five Star made radical and exciting promises – like a monthly universal basic income of around €780.
It's easy to mock the idea of “legitimate concerns” – but it's better to explain why they are wrong.
Nixon also allegedly played up his unpredictability in the Cold War, with the US embroiled in Vietnam.
Between the Chancellor and the Prime Minister, the Conservative Party is left with little option but to revert to attacking Corbyn.
Was the late comedian’s continuing appeal an early sign of the nostalgia that led to the Brexit vote?
Going undercover in low-pay jobs, the author discovered a fearful and atomised working class that had lost its pride and dignity.
In an age of science and statistics, thinkers such as Marx and Adam Smith may hold the answer to capitalism’s crisis.
From the Reichstag fire to Stalin’s show trials, the craft of disinformation is nothing new.
Inspired by the leaked “Protect and Survive” films, in 1984 a BBC team set out to create a relentlessly accurate vision of an atomic bomb landing on Sheffield. Here’s how they did it.
Assassination attempts, cyber-attacks, military interventions – Russia is once again playing a deadly game with the West. Yet beneath the bravado is a nation riddled with insecurities.
The problem with literary criticism in the digital age.
To my horror, I found myself smirking in amusement or “Mmm!”-ing in agreement on damn near every page.
Vlautin is one of literature’s greats: so why is he still not a big-hitter in contemporary American fiction?
Poor nations such as Bangladesh are especially vulnerable, but the West’s prime real estate hotspots are also at risk.
Is Folk a novel? Its publisher says so, but I’m not sure.
Each thread and simian guest star shows how little distance there is between the civilised and the primitive.
Soccer Mommy’s debut album Clean is a record that insists on being heard on its own terms.
Plus, a BBC Two documentary about Brixton reggae producer Steve “Blacker Dread” Burnett-Martin.
The accent is… well, let’s just say it’s exotic, and contains the thrilling promise of adventure.
Long-term medication keeps changing its appearance – round white tablets one month, red ovals the next, with different packaging to boot.
Training an animal, Pavlov-style, to do human-designed tricks is one thing, but to have it come, voluntarily, to music practice is quite another.
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