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Standpoint takes a stand
"Over a hundred issues,
's focus and urgency have remained constant"
The poster-boy of the Enlightenment was an arch-egotist with a fanatical side
Mary Beard’s bête noire, the father of art history and archaeology
Time to stand up to Berlin
"All but ready to give up in despair, our opinion-formers wallow in recrimination and blame"
Overrated: Dame Barbara Stocking
Oxfam’s former chief executive now stands accused of complacency and hypocrisy
Underrated: Dame Helena Morrissey
A City high-flier (and mother of nine) who is always willing to challenge the status quo
Freedom vs. fatalism
“Civilisation” implies so much that defies definition, but is instantly recognisable. So here is an attempt to illustrate by a literary example what seems to us to be worth defending
A demon banished
The Reading Cure
is a miraculous memoir — both a compendium of learning lightly worn and a record of her recovery from anorexia
Charles I: King and collector
From martinet to martyr at the Royal Academy's show examining the art collection of Charles I
Underrated: Winston Churchill
Do we pay enough attention to what the great wartime leader actually said?
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"
A tripod in the sky
The view from above