Jonathan Margolis

The Future’s Free-for all of us Now

Sharing is the key moral concept of our business-friendly, post-socialist world bringing instant global access at zero cost

Going East

A visitor worries that conservatism is stifling innovation in Japan, once home of the crazy gadget

Burnt Out

The smoking ban has managed to make the once-cool habit look anti-social and silly

Goodbye Basil

Fawlty Towers is too politically incorrect and too well written to be shown today

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

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