Newly-revealed FBI documents portray the great civil rights leader as a sexual libertine who ‘laughed’ as a forcible rape took place

The Royal Navy’s two new flagships may be too unwieldy and vulnerable

“Anti-weapons” are much better value for money than aircraft carriers

“60 per cent of coppers are used only once before being consigned to a piggy bank. Clearly, few can bear to feel their pockets weighed down with coins of such small worth”

“Patrick Kavanagh wrote about an Ireland that “froze for want of Europe”. He was thinking of an Ireland that history had removed from the mainstream of European culture”

“Greggs was supposed to be safe from the liberal metropolitan elite. The vegan sausage roll showed that it wasn’t”

“Without a way of visualising and recording our spoken words, our world would not be the same”

When I was a precocious Young Conservative, people were most willing to tell me they disagreed with me and I thrived on it. But how much of a challenge does Greta Thunberg have from her classmates or teachers?

Where are Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and George Osborne? It was as if they couldn’t wait to leave Parliament, having got what they could out of the system, with no thought of putting something back

The Booker-winning Marlon James takes on the fantasy genre with a novel sent in a phantasmagorical version of Africa

Kidnapping remains a lucrative business. Anja Shortland’s new book examines how and where it thrives

Free trade is not without costs — but those costs are outweighed by the benefits. And where costs exist, the answer to “open” is rarely “closed”

The lives of Southern Irish Protestants are almost invisible to external observers. A new book of essays sets out to reveal something of them