Articles by Clive James
It's tempting, but wrong, to think we are cleverer than previous generations
Joseph Conrad's powerful novels anticipate the bloody political conflicts of the modern world
"And now all knew, and nothing was more sure—A light could die just from the way it shone."
David Thomson's career as a film critic has been a performance worthy of Brando or Olivier.
From Mean Streets to Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese has shaped modern cinema
Thomas Malthus was wrong that population growth would lead to famine, so why are his ideas still popular?
There is an old view of Robert Frost as a talented simpleton—but his letters reveal the deep intelligence behind his poetry
By choosing his favourite movie "moments," David Thomson is just looking for pretext: He can't resist telling us everything he knows about film