Matthew Bigg, Reuters correspondent, finds himself the victim of ethnic rage in eastern Zaire
Octogenarian economist John Kenneth Galbraith no longer fulminates against consumerism. But, says Kenneth Minogue, his view of the good society is still irredeemably statist
Gertrude Himmelfarb is grateful for computers and CD-Roms, but fears the impact of the cyberspace revolution on the life of the mind. This is an edited extract
The mind is best understood by examining what people actually did at different points in human evolution. Anthony Gottlieb finds that archaeologists are the most useful guides to consciousness
Philosophy of history: AC Grayling surveys the essential literature from Thucydides to Popper
The glory days are back for British soccer. Thanks to the money poured into the game by television, Britain has come to rival Italy as a magnet for international stars. Brian Glanville portrays the...
How many people do you know who have either (a) killed or (b) murdered people? I am not conscious of having met a murderer, although John Mortimer revealed recently that one of his best friends...
Turkey's new Islamic government has not been welcomed by the country's westernised professional women. Maureen Freely, who went to school in Istanbul with the children of the cosmopolitan elite,...
Jeremy Clarke recalls his career on drugs and a failed attempt to grow cannabis in his father's greenhouse