An inscription in an old book is the clue to a lost world of literary salons and love affairs

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

In the absence of the soul, selfhood is located in the brain. But can identity be identified?

A new Rome exhibition reveals how Artemisia Gentileschi bravely reshaped her life and art

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

Two thinkers offer contrasting but complementary ways of thinking about human nature

John Osborne’s angry young men have dated. Rattigan, Coward, Pinter and Stoppard haven’t

Hugh Gordon Porteus was a minor but engaging figure in London’s pre-war bohemia 

Jailed by the Communists, Croatia’s former primate Alojzije Stepinac still awaits sainthood

There are at least three things wrong with the way the subject is taught at our universities today