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America’s winners are spiritually sick

May 7, 2018 10:03 pm

If Trump is rotten from the core, what the hell does that say about the popular culture we’ve all let flourish in the past few decades?

Review: Godard Mon Amour

April 29, 2018 10:53 am

It is now fifty years since the événements of May 1968, when young Parisians lobbed onobble stones at the police,…

The disturbing case of Alfie Evans shames Britain

April 26, 2018 7:45 am

There was never going to be a happy ending to the story of Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old boy treated at…

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None of my Harvard students thinks Brexit is a good idea

April 21, 2018 4:41 pm

When I asked my study group at Harvard’s Kennedy School whether Brexit was a good idea, not a single hand went up

The codes and codswallop surrounding Leonardo da Vinci

April 13, 2018 11:59 am

‘If you look at walls soiled with a variety of stains or at stones with variegated patterns,’ Leonardo da Vinci…

Why catastrophising is my idea of a good time

April 13, 2018 11:56 am

When, on a test of general knowledge, the highly educated score far worse than chimpanzees, university degrees may be overrated…

The Spice Girls sang about empowerment – better than the #MeToo whinging

April 13, 2018 11:56 am

The recent news of a Spice Girls reunion will, I suspect, be greeted by some former fans with nostalgic longing…

Circe has been recast as the girl next door – it’s a sign of the times

April 13, 2018 11:55 am

When poor old battered Odysseus landed on Circe’s island having lost all his ships (except his flagship) when he tangled…

Martin Luther King’s vision is being betrayed by progressives

April 7, 2018 4:40 pm

Martin Luther King's vision was Christian, American, and liberal in a Jeffersonian way. Modern progressives conveniently forget this

In The US of A, it’s a woman’s, woman’s, woman’s world!

April 5, 2018 10:46 am

New York If Albanian television had shown the programme CBS did last week — with a woman who has sex…

Does President Trump believe in the resurrection?  

March 31, 2018 6:44 am

Easter weekend must be interesting for the interfaith First Family

How Christianity saw off its rivals and became the universal church

March 30, 2018 3:47 pm

It thrived by killing off the opposition, says Bart Ehrman. But it also appealed to Rome’s enslaved masses

Who knew that Arabic has more than 30 words for wine?

March 30, 2018 3:31 pm

You know you’re in good hands when the dedication reads: ‘To the writers, drinkers and freethinkers of the Arab and…

The truth about Charles, Prince of Wales – and Larry Kudlow

March 28, 2018 11:12 pm

At dinner the other night a friend wondered what came first, social climbing or name-dropping? It’s obviously a very silly…

The vlogging fantasy that bewitches children

March 24, 2018 10:24 pm

My friend’s ten-year-old daughter has a new hobby. Like many of her school pals, she hopes to become a video…

Big data wants your vote

March 24, 2018 8:48 am

From the outside it all looked haphazard and frenzied. A campaign that was skidding from scandal to crisis on its…

From persecutor to preacher: the journey of St Paul

March 22, 2018 3:56 pm

Saint Paul is unique among those who have changed the course of history — responsible not just for one but…

How Stephen Hawking moved me to tears

March 14, 2018 7:49 am

Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. Here, Kate Chisholm describes listening to the Cambridge professor deliver the…

My date with Steve Bannon

March 8, 2018 12:00 pm

Gstaad The muffled sound of falling snow is ever-present. It makes the dreary beautiful and turns the bleak into magic.…

Meghan Marxist!

March 5, 2018 2:30 pm

The wedding of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry has no precedent in the history of the Royal family. How will…

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Steven Pinker: my advice to the new president of Harvard

February 22, 2018 2:59 pm

Universities are becoming laughing stocks of intolerance, with non-leftist speakers drowned out by jeering mobs

Billy Graham by John Betjeman

February 21, 2018 4:22 pm

Billy Graham, the American evangelist, has died at the age of 99. Here John Betjeman recounts his experience of attending…

Where is Norman Mailer when you need him?

February 14, 2018 12:26 pm

There’s fear and loathing out there and a whole new moral climate with new rules

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Ikea’s real genius is making furniture disposable

February 14, 2018 12:06 pm

We love it when things fall apart. It's an excuse to go shopping