Articles by John Gray
John Gray / September 18, 2014
Twenty-five years after the wall's collapse, the greatest threat to the west comes from the groundless faith that history is on its side
A new book glosses over the weaknesses of democracy
The television show The Wire resurrects the classical Greek vision: some conflicts are beyond resolution
Sigmund Freud is out of fashion. The reason? His heroic refusal to flatter humankind
Steven Pinker argues that we are becoming less violent. Nonsense, says John Gray
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No writer has been as astute an observer of the contemporary condition as JG Ballard. But through the experiences described in this moving memoir, his work also emerges as personal and universally...
Jonathan Miller's BBC4 history of atheism inadvertently reveals how dogmatic non-belief in the west is merely a narrow inheritance of Christianity