Issue: March 2014

The Maestro of the Free Market

Alan Greenspan’s reputation has suffered but The Map and the Territory is a reminder of his vast contribution to American public life

Misfortune Made the Man

The worst episode in Hugh Trevor-Roper’s career made him a better man

Objectively Illuminating

A new collection of Bernard Williams’s essays and reviews serves as a reminder of the academic’s restless intelligence

When the House Came First

Today’s career politicians could learn a lot from John Biffen, an MP who hated soundbites

The Right Need Not Be Repulsive

In The Great Debate, Yuval Levin investigates the origins of Left and Right and finds solutions for the problems facing American conservatives today

Travels After His Aunt

Novelist Nicholas Shakespeare’s biography of his aunt is a compelling look at everyday life in occupied France

Roman à Clef or Selfie?

Has the literary world misunderstood Hanif Kureishi’s latest novel?

Unhappy Families

Completion is a dazzling debut by a promising young novelist

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"
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