Jeremy Clarke goes to his first AA meeting, eats a banana and keeps quiet
The French are said to be in a bad mood but perhaps it is their press which is miserable
Since our web site went live, there has been a marked increase in the amount of junk e-mail we have been receiving. Tut tut! The barbarians are everywhere. The sending of unsolicited e-mail is a...
Kathleen Norris on how people who give up sex can exudea sense of freedom and teach something about friendship
Matthew Bigg, Reuters correspondent, finds himself the victim of ethnic rage in eastern Zaire
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
Philosophy of history: AC Grayling surveys the essential literature from Thucydides to Popper
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...
Jeremy Clarke recalls his career on drugs and a failed attempt to grow cannabis in his father's greenhouse