The virus has thrown social disparities into sharp relief. But is this global pandemic really the game-changer we have been led to believe?

One of Roger Scruton’s last works, an opera libretto set in Eastern Europe, contains some of his most revelatory thinking on the divine

Rappers have found a role in lockdown: chronicling coronavirus with topical tunes. Most people, though, are rushing to the safety of the past

His contemporaries’ reputations have diminished. But Eliot’s has grown: he is the poet who shows us what can be saved from the ruins

As white ethnic minorities fall in population share, their polarisation increases. We need a deeper conversation

Schooling underpinned by critical thinking is the bedrock of civilisation. It could save us from today’s infantilised discourse

Japan’s population shrinks by half a million every year. Is it already too late to reverse this decline?

Excessive politeness by Britons is making a mess of place names at home and abroad

The censorious culture of the liberal Left is hostile to freedom of expression. The fate of the trans-rights movement evinces this pointless politics

The tumult in Kiev 15 years ago seemed a victory for progress and idealism—but the Orange Revolution marked the furthest point of democracy’s advance