Why we need to reform the Crown, the rich history of Chinese people in the UK, why governments can’t just keep borrowing and a profile of Cressida Dick. Plus Edward Said’s confusion, how to fix government sleaze and we ask whether meritocracy has had its day.
Francis Bacon invented the idea of progress 400 years ago. He also claimed that technology grew out of science and that science should be funded by the state. Both claims are still influential—but wrong