Arts & Books
Constitutional reform is usually regarded as worthy but dull. Anthony Barnett of Charter 88 argues that this indifference has been challenged. Reform has found a voice. The simultaneous publication...
Should philosophers write novels? Vernon Bogdanor reads Steven Lukes's attempt to follow in the footsteps of Candide-and of Sophie's World
Europe has produced many of the world's greatest movie talents, so why are most European co-productions flops? Christopher Tookey investigates
Victorian values are no longer so confidently promoted by conservatives in the UK, but their US counterparts are picking up the banner. David Cannadine discovers Republican nostalgia for the 1950s...
Totalitarianism is on the run but liberalism's future is not assured. Chris Patten rediscovers the relevance of Rex Warner's wartime novel for Robert Skidelsky's World after Communism
Liberalism has become the world's dominant political theory but its philosophical foundations remain uncertain. Ernest Gellner unravels the flaws in the work of Isaiah Berlin, the champion of modern...
Playing fast and loose with the past is current fashion in the cinema. Christopher Tookey defends historical truth against political correctness
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