Articles by Jonathan Derbyshire
How the French Think: an Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People by Sudhir Hazareesingh (Allen Lane, £20) In 1949, the French novelist André Malraux, who had been information minister...
How eight mid-century American writers tried to shape the culture
The philosopher asks what we owe to returning soldiers
The prodigal son returns to some hard questions about the risks involved in giving away power
The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions, by Michael Walzer (Yale University Press, £16.99) When the Islamic Revolution erupted in Iran in 1979, secular...
Where does culture fit into Manchester's long-term economic plan?
Labour is now the party of the big cities, but it's shrivelling in its heartlands
Jonathan Derbyshire / April 23, 2015
(Bloomsbury, £16.99) Philosophy, the great 19th-century German thinker GWF Hegel said, is its own era “comprehended in thought.” AC Grayling takes a similar view. “Every generation,” he...
Jonathan Derbyshire / April 9, 2015
It matters that some people can buy tickets for space travel when others are queuing for food banks