Brave Old Worlds

Two recently reissued novels by Aldous Huxley confront the reader with stark metaphysical truths

From Jargon To Incantation

An update of Roger Scruton's takedown of Leftist intellectuals is even sharper than its predecessor

Iris Murdoch, The Virtuoso Of Virtue

The letters of the great writer reveal affairs with both sexes but also an intense intellectual and spiritual life

Harry Frankfurt

The American philosopher should be lauded for his crisp counterblast to the politics of envy

Hume’s ‘Treatise’ And The Problem Of Early Success

A new biography sheds light on the afterlife of Hume's writings

Sentimental Nihilism And Popular Culture

Commercial art forms may yet save the Western tradition from its propensity to self-destruction

Click Here For The Revolution

David Cameron's former director of strategy has a manifesto for the modern world

Reflections On Bourke’s Burke

A careful and learned account which will be required reading for future historians of Burke

The Pagan Problem In Western Thought

"By all means, let the wicked fry in Hell—but why should they find themselves frying alongside innocent and virtuous pagans?"

Clowns To The Left Of Me

Intellelectualism is something France is famous for — but in today's globalised world the French have come to doubt themselve

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"