The Brexit crunch approaches

Thorny issues remain unresolved as the transition period comes to a close. Yet the hurdles to a deal are not insurmountable

Editor’s Picks

Thousands of new French windfarms — but no reduction in carbon emissions

‘Wind and solar power make it impossible for France to close down its remaining fossil fuel power stations’

Dread, time and the pandemic

Søren Kierkegaard’s reflections on worry are useful reading for those in lockdown

Staking claims on thin ice: the new Silk Road

Shipping routes are opening up in the Arctic due to climate change. This is a development fraught with environmental and geopolitical risk

Books

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens

Counterpoints

Civilisation

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens

Elizabethans transformed

There is little about our current dilemmas that our parents and grandparents have not already confronted and survived

Revisiting Nazi myths

Products of paranoid imaginations, less closely linked than might appear
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