John Ruskin led a crusade against Victorian rectitude and attacked capitalism. His mind was wild and unstable, but we need his utopian visions today as we find ourselves evermore distanced from the natural world.
The white bird lies on newspaper in the passageway, black-eyed, breathtakingly beautiful, utterly unmarked.
The great historian’s life was defined by a tension between his status as an outsider and his eventual acceptance into the establishment.
Her novels deal with infanticide and sex addiction. So why has Emmanuel Macron chosen her to be an ambassador for French?
When companies know more about us than we know about ourselves.
The Irish writer Fintan O’Toole sees Brexit as driven by ugly insularity and imperial delusions, but he and other critics misunderstand a modern and increasingly tolerant England that seeks a voice of its own.
Five hundred years ago a political and religious crisis tore Europe apart. Now the continent is entering another age of schism.
Known for corruption, orphans and Dracula, Romania wants to become a modern nation, but while its people keep leaving it doesn’t stand a chance.
His strange, self-referential novels are finally winning the 79-year-old Australian fame.
Public life in Britain is dominated by the privately educated. What can be done to change a system that favours the children of the affluent?
“If you educate a woman, you educate a nation.”