Arts & Books
Ian Irvine / April 12, 2017
Clarke "shows how the experience of the First World War transformed the laissez-faire liberalism of two generations of Anglo-American politicians"
Saul David / April 12, 2017
"Civil wars cost an estimated $123bn a year, last four times longer than conventional wars and are more likely to recur"
Ivan Hewett / April 11, 2017
He is the most gifted British composer of his time, but his love of musical extremes holds him back
"When we are sealed off in 'information cocoons,' to use Sunstein’s phrase, our deliberative processes are stunted"
"A sequel to The Scramble for China, Robert Bickers’s new book offers a history of westerners in 20th-century China"
"Snyder’s book is addressed to the American reader, but its message is broader"
Three new political plays invoke the idea of the people, two with naive gusto and one more sceptically
John McTernan / March 24, 2017
The American musician, who died aged 90 this week, sold a seductive vision of America
Matthew Sperling / March 21, 2017
It is difficult to think of a longer and more fruitful career in literature than the St Lucian Nobel laureate’s
Julian Baggini / March 16, 2017
Words turned our brains into minds, and got us hung up on the ghost in the machine. But a new book isn't going to banish that spectre