Critique

Opposites meet in the land of Scrugletopia

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

The Self Is Everywhere — And Yet Nowhere

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

A Great Creative Artist, Not Just A Victim

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

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

Anything Dennett Can Do, Scruton Does Meta

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

Voices Of Restraint On The Post-War Stage

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

The Devoted Disciple Of Wyndham Lewis

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

The Long Battle To Clear A Cardinal’s Name

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

Why On Earth Should Anyone Study Philosophy?

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

Marx and Freud: The Creatures of Prometheus

The titans of modern Western thought were products of the civilisation they revolutionised

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"
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