Will Self is an author and journalist. His books include Umbrella, Shark, The Book of Dave and The Butt. He writes the Madness of Crowds and Real Meals columns for the New Statesman.
It’s what makes us human – but despite the best efforts of philosophy and science, the nature of our experience of reality remains elusive.
The centralised, neoliberal housing system first introduced by Thatcher failed to provide decent homes for low-waged people.
From the Long Players series: writers on their most cherished albums.
My time in the gutter taught me how much the homeless deserve our compassion.
“Step outside,” he spattered in my face, “and we’ll settle this right now!”
Globetrotting brain surgeon's second memoir offers a frank asessment of man and medicine.
The Republic may well be secular – yet when the results of the first round came in that evening, many electors must have offered up a prayer in gratitude.
Devolution and Brexit require inspiring ideas – not tired retreads of ideological stances for social formations long since melted into air.
How Liam Fox helps us face the new era, using orcs, Socrates and his knowledge of general medicine.
If people want to receive all their news from a single feed that reinforces their beliefs, there is little that can be done.