Issue: June 2017

The Era Of Overload

‘Bernard-Henry Lévy and I debated populism, with Tony Blair as our warm-up act, at Google’s Zeitgeist event’

Brexiteers Blocked

‘Conservative HQ has blocked the selection of prominent Brexiteers in safe Tory seats’

The Jewish Left’s Malaise

‘Whatever else they stand for, friends of the Jewish Left shouldn’t be standing at this election  against non-Jewish MPs, who have been brave and vocal in the fight against anti-Semitism, in order to put Jeremy Corbyn into Number 10’

War On Logic

‘Liberals are largely to blame for the normalisation and widespread nature of the new censorship. Now they are being targeted’

Departing In Peace

The departing former Conservative MP reflects on his 34 years in the Commons

Labour’s Uphill Task

The Labour MP who has represented Edgbaston for 20 years also bids farewell with a warning to her party of tough times ahead

Leaving Out Leavis

The critic F.R. Leavis deserves better

Berlin Magic

Forget 'best in the world' — the Berlin Philharmonic may not even be the best orchestra in Berlin

Running Scared

With Marxism again popular among some, could North Korea soon be in vogue?

One And Only Ronnie

The playwright Ronald Harwood is deservedly acclaimed, yet has never had a play staged at the National

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"