Alan Bekhor

The cult of Corbyn is Marxist gnosticism

The quasi-religious adulation of the Labour leader by his mainly young admirers is a result of the spiritual vacuum left by secularism

A Hedgehog And A Fox

Maurice Fraser, who was special adviser to three Foreign Secretaries and Head of the LSE European Institute, defied distinctions

A Bee in his Bonnet

Richard Dawkins cannot grasp the distinction between knowledge and wisdom. This puts him at war not only with religion, but the entire tradition of Western philosophy

Being Is Believing

Book review of A Philosophical Retrospective: Facts, Values and Jewish Identity by Alan Montefiore

God, the West and the Scholastic Mentality

Scholasticism was philosophy's attempt to apply reason to Church doctrine. But while the medievals were constrained by a notion of overriding divine authority, we should not underestimate the theistic dimension of Western thought today

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"