Columns

Political Hypocrisy: The Mask of Power, from Hobbes to Orwell and Beyond by David Runciman

Until recently, it was assumed that Trilling had written only one long fiction, The Middle of the Journey (1947). Now, thanks to Geraldine Murphy we know that Trilling was a third of the way through another novel, begun years earlier

‘Trafalgar Square, where 45,000 of us had rallied, was full and fun but somehow very tranquil’

In the dictionary on my laptop it defines art as “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination”. To me, that’s cooking

Brown has put his conception of the national interest before popularity in a way that has left him trailing in the opinion polls and possibly even mortally wounded politically

Universities have been transformed into the most Marxist, postmodernist, anti-American, anti-military and anti-capitalist institution in American society

Science makes no sense from an evolutionary standpoint, so why have we done it – and why do we continue to do it?

Standpoint’s Mole inside the publishing world bemoans the fact that it’s more about marketing than quality