The writer’s paeans for a nation at war are perpetuating a dangerous idea—that English exceptionalism makes extremism impossible

Fans of Clive James cherished his poetry as much as his other accomplishments. This is an excerpt from Ian Shircore’s new biography, “So Brightly at the Last”, the first full-length study of the man and his muse

“It is not just lack of resources which places the burden of proof on migrants, but the law — and that law lies at the basis of Home Office decision-making”

‘It is a common trap to believe that under the Prime Minister’s Etonian brio lie liberal convictions. Experience suggests otherwise. The only thing Johnson consistently stands up for is himself, and on that, he has indeed never compromised’

A film about the the Holodomor’s exposure should prompt debate on the famine-denialist Walter Duranty

Before his journey into atonality, Schoenberg composed the surprisingly accessible “Verklärte Nacht”

The National finds a niche in staging literary adaptations while Shakespeare returns to school in the Donmar’s Teenage Dick

Fans of George Eliot are celebrating her bicentenary