Arts & Books
Paul Kennedy’s The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, which surveys 500 years of global political history, was published in 1987. Tom Rachman’s second novel shares its name almost exactly with...
Nature’s God by Matthew Stewart (WW Norton, £20) The Christian right in the United States is built on the claim that, as Jerry Falwell put it, “our great nation was founded by godly men upon...
Andrés Neuman / July 17, 2014
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Middle Earth has swallowed up our understanding of the Middle Ages
Sarah Williams Goldhagen / July 17, 2014
Kahn’s dichotomous architecture combines the serenity of classical architecture with the restlessness of modernist abstraction
History is re-told to fit the needs of the present, but these distortions create violent conflicts of their own
© JRR Tolkien Hwæt! Welcome spear-Danes, clan-Kings and other fans of near-impenetrable Anglo-Saxon adventure. To celebrate the release of JRR Tolkien's new translation of the...
A new generation of Syrian artists, cartoonists, photographers and writers has emerged from the region's bitter conflict