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The Great Reformer

Michael Gove was the most dynamic education secretary Britain ever had

The Irish Free Variable

A trip through Ireland in the sixties showed a country full of contradictions - which still blight the landscape today

Holocaust Lessons

An exhibition on Anne Frank details the lessons we should learn from her story, but making the past relevant today is not that simple

Georgians Really Revealed?

An exhibition rightly highlights a much overlooked anniversary but misses some key points about its subject

London: A New Rome?

Contrary to what Consul Boris says, the capital is an unsustainable subsidy-junkie

The Enemy Within

Jack Ryan is a modern hero taking on a modern Russia

Playing With The Devil

When should sporting events be boycotted?

‘Home births are like letting your child not wear a seatbelt.’ Really?

The authors of an academic article on childbirth have sacrificed common sense in a bid for publicity

Pareto Humanity

The 19th-century Italian's musings on political and economics hold surprising insights into what it is to be human

An Ordinary Chap, Sufficiently Motivated

'I have spent this week in the lonely position of one who admires both Nelson Mandela and Margaret Thatcher'

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"