The South African "celebration" is fraying. Even liberal whites are frightened and many are leaving. RW Johnson, who last year returned to South Africa from Oxford, explains why they are worried but...
Aneurin Bevan's National Health Service Bill received the Royal Assent 50 years ago in November. The NHS has been under pressure to reconcile supply and demand ever since. As the demand for health...
The most exhaustive official account of global warming has just been published by the UN. John Maddox shares its anxieties but believes that the committees which produced it need reform
Eric Roll, the former president of SG Warburg (the Hamburgers), considers the ultimate sell-off and what went wrong
After six volumes of letters and five volumes of diaries we know what Virginia Woolf did and said on almost every day of her life. Penelope Fitzgerald considers why we care
Gascoigne has already read Fever Pitch. Now he wants to read more
AC Grayling surveys the essential literature from Aquinas to HLA Hart
Robert Skidelsky spent a month in Russia, playing bridge, monitoring an election, learning Russian, and observing the anxieties of ordinary citizens