North America

British higher education could be the best in the world if the Tories follow the US model of private autonomy, not Europe’s statist model

Joseph Cornell’s shadow boxes are poetic windows on the mind of a man with a restricted life

‘The depiction of Muhammad is a test case for the practice of Western freedoms’

Obama’s foreign policy has been defined by a failure to hold his ground against determined foes. The deal with Iran is his latest capitulation

As the world honours the last survivors of the Shoah, it is time to tell the truth about post-war UK collaboration with Nazi perpetrators

‘Alumni could be an integral part of saving European institutions of learning from becoming the Costa cafés of the academy’

‘A few Muslim extremists have transformed the experience of travelling’

‘The image of the newspaperman as a suave but ballsy individual who, whisky in hand, wires copy to a smoke-filled newsroom is now incredibly remote’

‘The US has been hoist on the petard of its own propaganda, its own vanity about itself being a “nation of immigrants”’