The clarity of lust should not be mistaken for simplicity. It is both endearing and disturbing

If you are instinctive, you think for yourself, and find chance beautiful

The orgies and drunken frenzies of the god of wine — immoderate but exhilarating

The modernist mentality revels in optimism and opportunity

The little-known Bolzano formed remarkably modern conceptions of logical truth and probability

Skilled jobs such as carpentry and nursing will be at a premium in an automated world

“Anti-weapons” are much better value for money than aircraft carriers

Defending a nation often accused of entirely lacking a lighter side

The hero of the Just William books promotes free speech and debunks communism

A warm and witty writer with a mordant eye for the bad and the bogus