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At 92, the acclaimed childrens author Judith Kerr seems as vital as anyone half her age. (This interview was originally published in 2016.)
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster was as much a symbol of a failed ideology as of flawed design and technology.
The remarkable career of the celebrity diplomat and hyperactive emblem of the Pax Americana.
Life hacking is a publishing phenomenon, the latest chapter in the history of self-help. But is obsessive self-improvement a good thing?
Dr Johnson and Boswell recruited the age’s most original thinkers and turned conversation into an art form.
The Tory MP’s celebration of the Victorian age is plodding, laborious, humourless and barely readable.
The philosopher and occasional politician on building an economy that would allow humans to flourish.
Thomas Harris’s latest novel is a welcome departure from his narrow and numbing obsession with Lecter.
The author of American Psycho is back on the publicity trail, courting controversy and selling his “vision”. But what – if anything – does he really believe in?
This is a book that runs through many scarcely believable and yet, in any given moment, entirely plausible iterations.
Early modern Europe and the “shame-praising” of the Muslim world.