Books

Since April 2018, Titania McGrath has been making people laugh, cringe, and go insane with her satirical tweets sending up social justice lunatics

Marc Hamer, a retired mole-catcher and tweed-wearing existentialist, has led an unusual life and still isn’t quite sure who is he today

Cuteness has flooded our lives: from entertainment to advertising to the very way we communicate

Mark Spiegelhalter’s book helps explain how implausible statistical nonsense arises in the first place

“Amazon’s puff for On Freedom says that Sunstein takes a “pathbreaking” approach to the subject. In fact, confounding ability with freedom is an old mistake”

“Keir Giles suggests what the West’s policy towards Moscow should look like if it is to be guided by reality rather than hopes or a pretty dream”

“Airey Neave knew what it meant to fight for freedom, had cheated death many times during the war, and yet he would die a violent death during a time of peace”

“While priding himself on declaring that he knew nothing, the one topic Socrates was prepared to concede expertise in was love”

Hot and crowded. That is the conventional wisdom on what Planet Earth will be like in the not-so-distant future. But the related question of how many of us there will be in 50 or 100 years matters too

“In a savage and subtle critique of historical self-regard, Robert Crowcroft brilliantly sums up the problem with Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement policy”