By Suzanne Moore
The female body can be a mess, so I simply decided to have it – the menopause – one cold November weekend a few years ago. But women my age won’t just melt away and we won’t become invisible.
By Robert Tombs
Not since the 1640s, when Scottish armies repeatedly marched south against Charles I, has the English establishment been so politically threatened in its heartland.
By John Gray
Hayek’s most striking intellectual trait was one uncommon in academic life – independence of mind, which enabled him to swim against some of the most powerful currents of the age.
By Marc Stears
Ed Miliband’s confidant and former speechwriter recalls the terrible shock of election night and tries to make sense of what has happened since.
By Robert Colls
Corbyn’s ideas may echo George Orwell’s – but they’d need Orwell’s Britain to work. It’s time Corbyn accepted the British as they are today.
By Amartya Sen
The judgements of our financial and political leaders are breathtakingly narrow. Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen considers the alternatives.
By Edward Platt
Can a young, Mandarin-speaking Oxford graduate revive the paper Paul Anderson once accused of “bone-headed Stalinism”?
By Helen Lewis
It seems like a great time to be a woman in politics – but the fact that childless women are vilified as selfish, while so few mothers make it to the top, reveals an uncomfortable truth about how far we still have to go to achieve equality.
By Geoff Mulgan
The turmoil created by Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership could help the Labour Party rediscover its purpose. But another source of renewal is practice – listening and learning from the doers.
By Martin Fletcher
Kellingley Colliery helped keep Britain’s lights on. But now, as the once mighty coal industry dies, the last deep mine in the country is closing.
By Caroline Crampton
Margate’s seafront theme park is reopening to the public after years of legal battles, arson and dereliction. Caroline Crampton looks back on a fascinating, troubled history of darkness and fun.
By John Gray
For all their lapses, the Labour leaders of the past had a firmer grasp of reality than their contemporary counterparts.
By Brendon Simms
The critical thing for eurozoners to understand is that the United Kingdom is an exceptional power, not prepared to sacrifice its sovereignty.
By Andrew Marr
Jeremy Corbyn may be electable – but that would require another financial crash or an improbable swing to the left by Middle England.
By Anoosh Chakelian
We visit the town made famous by George Orwell for its deprivation in the 1930s and find parts of it standing tall – and others beaten down by the cuts.
By Andrew Marr
As the media try to make sense of the 2015 general election, Andrew Marr explains why predictions were so far off the mark.
By Nick Pearce
Labour and the disintegration of social democracy.
By Rosie Fletcher
Disease isn’t like a gas meter. It has no notion of economics. It doesn’t switch off because you’ve stopped putting money in.
By Simon Heffer
Our unquestioning idolatry of Winston Churchill prevents a true understanding of his life and career.