Underrated

Roger Scruton applauds a philosopher who seeks to make sense of the human condition

Britain’s most prolific historian remains generally ignored by the intelligentsia

Roger Kimball finds it strange that the author of the most pertinent works on Marxism is so little known

Governor Palin may be inexperienced but she owes her huge popularity in Alaska to getting things done

Surely the man who can claim to be the world’s first experimental scientist and to have advised the Pope deserves a better reputation

Kenneth Minogue recalls the great Anglo-Iraqi scholar who was both amused and outraged by the folly of intellectuals

As a student Terry was told he would fail if he continued to submit any more classical designs

No novelist since Stevenson imparts so much energy into simple-seeming sentences through inch-perfect phrasing and punctuation