Literary agents read hundreds of novels by little-known authors-few become classics. Hilary Rubinstein describes hitting the jackpot with Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim
Without a single currency Europe's single market could fall apart, warns Leon Brittan. Emu, he says, is vital-the UK, of course, should continue to watch and wait
Yael Tamir was two hundred yards away from Yitzhak Rabin when he was shot. A veteran of the Israeli Peace Now movement, she describes an event charged with irony and emotion
Books furnish a room, but statues furnish a city. What would London be without Eros, Nelson or (for my money) Boadicea galloping to confront the Roman invaders, at the northern end of Westminster...
Ernest Gellner made important contributions to intellectual life in anthropology, sociology, and philosophy. He used them all to further the study of nationalism. In his last public appearance in the...
The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin has produced varying responses in the Arab world-from the public grief of King Hussein to the much more circumspect analyses excerpted here