Arts & Books
Admiring an unusual thing - a trade union history which isn't boring
Roy Porter is wrong to talk of an English Enlightenment
There is a chasm between the popular perception of Wagner and the reality. Wagner is one of music's great thinkers
Hollywood's blend of art house originality and narrative drive
Saluting Anthony Gottlieb's new history of philosophy from 600 BC to the Renaissance
Zadie Smith's "White Teeth" is the latest in a new genre of over-heated realist novels. Are they just imitating Dickens without the emotional force?
The "Holocaust industry" is driven by American and Israeli interests. But, says Samuel Brittan, no one can fully explain why it took so long to emerge