Absolutely off the record Dear Peter, I feel rather naughty writing to you. A taboo is being broken. Everyone knows that there is an "us" and "them" and you are definitely not one of "us." By which I...
The assertion of national identities within the United Kingdom has left Britain in an identity muddle. Englishness, stripped of Britishness, has acquired illiberal connotations. But Neal Ascherson...
The flood of women on to the labour market has been good news for companies seeking flexibility. Patricia Morgan says it is bad news for men and family life
The aesthetic apartheid which once separated opera from musicals is crumbling in Britain. A good thing too, says Herb Greer-the US should follow suit
The Queen has seemed a pitiable onlooker as the House of Windsor crumbles about her. But Rosalind Miles sees a powerful woman now galvanised to save the crown
Discussing matters of life and death with your six-year-old son
From Constable's Cornfield at the National Gallery to Abstract Art in the Twentieth Century at New York's Guggenheim, Norbert Lynton considers English views of art
China is more open than ever, but remains inscrutable to the west-and to itself. Aggression over Taiwan is only the most visible tension arising from chaotic growth