Overrated

Why has the new darling of the media class has not been taken to task for the child abuse scandal that happened on her watch in Islington?

 
Anyone who has seen The Bourne Identity, or the many similar Hollywood films, finds the Edward Snowden saga familiar. A heroic fugitive insider is hunted by a rogue government agency. As the credits roll, our man on the run is vindicated, thanks to a combination of media coverage and belated congressional scrutiny. He gets the girl. The villains go to jail.

The Egyptian astronomer’s dubious methods dominated the science for over a millennium

The former Prime Minister’s recent attack on his own party was nothing more than an elder statesman’s pre-emptive strike

Dissecting the reputation of a Pooterish atheist with a selfish, perhaps genetic, need to be noticed

How seriously should we take an Old Stoic who wants to reintroduce wild elephants to Britain?

Iran’s new president is seen by many as a moderate. In fact he is an unrepentant hardliner

The best-selling novelist condescends to his readers and relies on ignorance, but is taken seriously by many

The New York Times columnist, despite her transatlantic celebrity, no longer knows how far to go in her puerile cattiness

Two new biographies of the Left’s hero choose to ignore his dark side