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Early modern Europe and the “shame-praising” of the Muslim world.
How should we tackle our unhappiness epidemic? The answer, suggests David Brooks in The Second Mountain, is to be found in other people.
I was 12 when I asked my parents if I could stay up late to watch Sergei Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible on television. It was the start of a lifelong fascination with Russia.
No indisputable evidence exists for a “real” King Arthur, but, fictional or not, Britain has always needed him.
Diarmaid MacCulloch’s superb biography explores the motives of Henry VIII’s right-hand man.
This not-so-distant mirror shows how political anxieties are displaced on to minorities.
The price of a humanity that actually grows and changes is death.
The former Archbishop reviews The Political Samaritan: How Power Hijacked a Parable by Nick Spencer.
La Belle Sauvage, the first book in the author’s new trilogy, explores the connectedness between humanity and its environment.
Belonging describes how even as Europe claimed to emancipate Jews, it persecuted them.
Andrew Donskov's Tolstoy and Tolstaya charts the couple's life in letters.