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By blocking the construction of the new Oxford ­laboratories, ­animal-rights activists are ­harming the university, the public and the animals themselves

Standpoint’s Mole inside the Crown Prosecution Service believes that it is too bureaucratic, inefficient and politicised

‘America is a looking glass in which humanity sees itself reflected and, all too often, distorted by fear, envy and resentment’

Former Tory chancellor Nigel Lawson challenges David Cameron’s Conservatives, represented by the party’s policy chief Oliver Letwin, to break with the consensus on global warming. Their discussion is chaired by Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson

Man is three in one: a physical system, a living creature and a conscious mind. But how are they related? Neuroscience gives us some — but not all — the answers

‘George Soros is much too pessimistic. The slowdown in late 2008 and 2009 will be only a blip on the path to further prosperity’

‘I’m not sure what David Cameron intends to do for me when he offers to support people if they split up with their partners’

No novelist since Stevenson imparts so much energy into simple-seeming sentences through inch-perfect phrasing and punctuation

Jung Chang and her husband Jon Halliday are leading authorities on Mao, while Simon Sebag Montefiore has published two major works on Stalin. With Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson, they discuss the two communist dictators who were responsible for up to 100 million deaths