Our century has seen the triumph of Eduard Bernstein's evolutionary socialism against revolutionary utopias. Stephen Tindale says that we must now prepare for evolutionary environmentalism
Can criminals blame their genes? Is IQ or sexuality genetically determined? Annabel Gillings says that recent advances in genetics have increased our understanding of the biological basis of...
It is not a happy time for big publishers in Britain. But Andrew Franklin, who recently left Penguin to set up his own company, Profile Books, sees good times ahead for nimble independent houses
Tarantino is a 1990s icon whose films are both delightful and dismaying. Anthony Julius decodes their appeal, saves the director from himself, but worries about his future
Is the idea of progress dead? Alain Finkielkraut, the French philosopher, says that as we approach the millennium, our faith in progress remains undimmed, while progress itself has died.
Once authors used to write fiction. Now they are laying bare their intimate selves. Louise Kehoe, who has just written a book about her childhood, looks at the appeal of painfully revealing memoirs
After a decade of deregulation and expansion, the emergency relief business is in a mess. Alex de Waal laments the industry's lack of professionalism, but welcomes official recognition of the problem
After six volumes of letters and five volumes of diaries we know what Virginia Woolf did and said on almost every day of her life. Penelope Fitzgerald considers why we care