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One of our most interesting critics turns to the relationship between literature and human rights in contemporary society – but her focus is too narrow.
As Philippe Sands’ The Ratline explores, Nazis' complicity in genocide didn’t stop Americans trying to recruit them.
From the archive: Susan Sontag, Harold Bloom, and Steiner once bestrode the public realm but their reputations have faded. What does this tell us about the role of the intellectual in the internet age?
How Henry Hardy single-handedly transformed Berlin into one of our best known intellectuals.
The most famous pogrom of all took place at Kishinev in 1903. Its consequences were felt for years.
Michael Ignatieff's book of essays explores “moral globalisation”.
Andrzej Franaszek's biography captures the Polish writer's complexity and darkness.
Philosophy used to be a staple of television and the newspapers. Not any longer. So where did all the philosophers go?
Two new books explore the trials of Nazis – and ask how they changed our conception of justice.
An immense posthumous work from the historian David Cesarani shows that Nazi policies were often “confused, contradictory, half-baked”.