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What Edmund Burke called “just prejudice” has been replaced by the unjust prejudice of an ideological and anti-intellectual right-wing political and media culture.
Thanks to the party’s successes in May, there is no obvious need for either a Paddy Ashdown-style repair job or for the party to be remade: so what’s the leadership contest about?
Such is the tribal desperation of some Tory MPs to keep their seats, they believe Johnson can dupe the public as effectively as he has duped them.
Meet Caleb Cain, the man who went from left to right and back again without leaving his computer.
He was at the centre of a storm of madness which was never entirely of his own devising and certainly not his own to control.
In their overriding commitment to Brexit and to free-market economics, the Conservatives embody the very tendencies they once disdained.
What is it about the fact women tend to be happier if they remain unmarried that we find so threatening?
Victorious party leader Mette Frederiksen is rebuilding a culture of shared identity, common purpose, and mutual obligations.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
Ed Davey’s plan for the Liberal Democrats
Failure to account for the impact of climate change has allowed the powerful to tell us that going green is unaffordable.
The first of a new series on the state of the right.
In my imagination, the tree is my friend. It’s glad when I climb it, and enjoys my company.
Why race has nothing to do with genetics – and everything to do with how we choose to see ourselves.
Browne’s Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation, Hughes-Hallet’s Fabulous, and Atkinson’s Big Sky.
BBC Radio 4’s annual flagship lecture series refuses to dumb itself down, but could do with a little more vitality.
Japan’s graphic artform is a vibrant pan-cultural medium. So why does the British Museum’s new exhibition fail to capture its dynamism?
Despite the delightful dialogue and Nighy’s deft performance, the film’s ideas don’t quite graduate convincingly into themes.
Real feeling lies underneath the shocking vulgarity of the show’s language.
In a global marketplace, Britain’s multiracial culture is arguably its biggest selling point – but its history of racism still casts a long shadow.
The show is driven by the deep interest women tend to have in other women, while its male characters spend their time looking, and acting, baffled.
Willow warblers, rock star vets and the best time of night for a radio phone-in show.
The story behind Our Man in Havana reveals a life tied up with espionage and betrayal.
Like ants, humans have warlike tendencies and colonial ambition. But our capacity to accept others sets us apart.
The diarist has been mythologised as a brave witness to evil, but it’s as an ordinary teenager growing into maturity that she speaks most forcefully to us today.
The musician talks George W Bush, 30 Rock and the collected poems of Kabir, the 15th-century Indian mystic.
Had Leanne had a gastric band, she might have been eligible for surgery to remove any sagging skin. But there’s no such procedure for those who lose weight through their own efforts.
The smoke detector first went off about ten days ago, and it’s not stopped since.
At a new hotel with an excellent house fizz and a decent southern French Vermentino at £5 a glass, I could almost see my 22-year-old self and my much-missed father both smiling their approval.
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