Shale gas has dramatic consequences for the US
The World Bank and many development experts are wedded to the myth that autocrats are good for growth
Politicians are urging children to learn the language—but they don’t know how hard it is
The growing influence of technology in the workplace is making many professional jobs redundant
The US must ensure that cuts in its carbon emissions are not countered by rises elsewhere
Why is inequality rising—and will it now fall?
A new documentary reveals Donald Rumsfeld as a man burdened neither by reflection nor remorse
Shale gas does not have to undermine the green energy revolution
Stop English changing, for Shakespeare’s sake
Molly Meacher vs. Peter Hitchens
Two-thirds believe Boris Johnson does not have the gravitas to lead the nation
Employment rates and wages for women are dropping
The notion of us verses them runs the risk of greater divisions then previously witnessed
Nobel prizes surely await those who have confirmed the earliest moments of the universe
The Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard, has made compelling fiction out of the raw materials of his own life
A story from Ben Marcus's latest collection, "Leaving the Sea"
Do all priests believe in God?
Quiet Dell is the story of an American serial killer, captured through a series of elegiac vignettes
Archie Brown’s book about political leaders is undermined by his loathing of one of them in particular
Rana Dasgupta gives the city of Delhi a literary imagining in English
Richard J Evans has his sights on the brand of “virtual” history
Extracts from memoirs and diaries, chosen by Ian Irvine