Counterpoints

No country has put together such a variety of architectural masterpieces over such an extended period of time as Britain, yet we still see our buildings as inferior

As Georgia licks its wounds, a morally dubious industry has sprung up to churn out books celebrating the end of American global hegemony

By opening its columns to Islamist apologists, Prospect magazine is undermining moderate Muslims

The EU’s Human Rights Act need not be incompatible with parliamentary sovereignty – if the government were to grow a backbone

Russian attitudes to sexual harassment may shock us now, but it wasn’t that long ago that customs here were not so very different

The public and the private are always swirling around, in a fluid, ever-changing relationship

The Patisserie Wars are expanding at least as rapidly as the nation’s waistbands