‘It wasn’t difficult to persuade my son that academic life had lost its attractions’
A journey through Europe was an opportunity to gauge reactions to the referendum
“Fascinating and highly attractive possibilities open up post-Brexit if we stop panicking and use a bit of imagination.”
Both Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn are hostile to the establishment and oppose centrist politics — but the similarities between these apparent opposites go much deeper than that
“What should one make intellectually of the emotional contemplation of life on the Western Front? What is there to learn?”
Despite the beauty of Southern Italy, a book studying the Camorra shows it is a place of contradictions
A trip through Ireland in the sixties showed a country full of contradictions – which still blight the landscape today
When should sporting events be boycotted?
The 19th-century Italian’s musings on political and economics hold surprising insights into what it is to be human
Is the knowledge of cancer worse than the cancer itself?