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China, Red in Tooth and Claw

Wolf Totem is a disconcerting mixture of nationalism, lupine metaphors and nostalgia for the age of nomads. But what does the novel’s runaway success tell us of the aspirations of the new China?

Christianity, Secularisation and Islam

In the second in our series on religion and public life, a leading Dominican theologian argues that only a recovery of the Judeo-Christian tradition can enable Islam to find its place in Britain

The Ministers of Sound

From the Beatles and Wilson to Bono and Blair, the rise of rock stars to power and influence has tempted leaders all over the world to cultivate them - even at the risk of ridicule

How To Defeat The Global Jihadists

While America prepares for the next wave of terrorist attacks, Britain is sleepwalking. Yet it is not too late to avert disaster

Putin’s New Evil Empire

The West is a gift to Kremlin propagandists; we should express more pride in our system that has given genuine freedom to millions

Science Is Golden

We must pay for cathedrals of knowledge if scientists are to solve the great mysteries of the universe

Breaking Faith With Britain

Christianity is central to British identity, but its marginalisation has created a moral vacuum which radical Islam threatens to fill

Secret Justice, Private Hell

Family courts are putting parents on trial for their children. Instead of helping to keep families together, these secretive tribunals are breaking them apart—often for trivial reasons

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens
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