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
Will Hutton on the visceral anti-Englishness that Andrew Neil shares with his former boss
Jeremy Clarke watches his father die in a poorhouse among strangers