Robert O'Brien

Jean-Paul Sartre: the supernova of the far Left

On the 50th anniversary of the protests of May 1968 in Paris, it is time to reassess the ageing Marxist intellectual whom the students idolised

Opposites meet in the land of Scrugletopia

The debate between Sir Roger Scruton and Terry Eagleton enhances our national discourse

Leaving Out Leavis

The critic F.R. Leavis deserves better

The Battle Against The Philistines Never Ceases

We need cultural critics who will still stand up for the best that has been thought and said in the world

Time To Revisit The Two Cultures

The divide between the arts and sciences will never be fully resolved. But the gap may be narrowing

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"