Arts & Books
It is not only in Britain that public sector reform dominates politics. In France part of the elite is worried about the future of the state
A first class soap opera is restoring our faith in politics. But how far can it go?
Darwin's own family stimulated his interest in the continuity between human and animal behaviour, making him the first "evolutionary psychologist"
John Berger's attempt to explain why true art must come from the margins is a flawed but noble vision
The pharmaceutical arms race with microbes is unwinnable. We have to learn that successful diseases need us to survive
When foreign financiers stripped London of its snob class, the money woke up. But to stay slick, the city needs to regain an old honour system
The contrast between the health of poetry in Britain and the US is striking. American poetry has been butchered by the professors
Dutch culture in the C17th is still hot-here is the novel it deserves