Critique

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

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

Despite the retreat from faith, many modern composers are inspired by true spirituality

The essays of Ferdinand Mount offer a conflicted but compelling account of national identity

Isaiah Berlin’s intellectual heirs are vital voices in an era that challenges liberal assumptions

All Edgar Speyer’s good works could not save him amid the hysteria of the First World War

Cocteau’s poetic protégé was a louche literary wunderkind the world lost too soon