Issue: May 2016

Modern Manners

'It is Homer Simpson, I believe, who is credited with the observation, “Actors—is there anything they don’t know?”'

Valuing The EU

‘Can the promoters of Project Fear not see that Brexit would merely result in the UK becoming just like any other non-EU nation?’

Fashion’s Foundation

‘There is nothing left for a girl to expose save her pubic mound — and that can’t be far off now’

The Editor’s Decision Is Final

"There is no nobler cause than the freedom of the press; but the more absolute that freedom is, the more ignoble may be the motives of those who avail themselves of it."

The NHS? A Mess

‘Our rigid, unresponsive centralised healthcare system, designed by state-socialists and run by bureaucrats, serves neither patients nor practitioners’

How To Get A Giving Society

‘Magazines such as Standpoint are not viable on their own — they need philanthropic backing’

A Hedgehog And A Fox

Maurice Fraser, who was special adviser to three Foreign Secretaries and Head of the LSE European Institute, defied distinctions

Masaaki’s Passion

A performance by the Bach Collegium Japan shows that Western culture belongs to everyone

Oy Roi!

Was William the Conqueror Jewish? It's more likely than you think

Town Mice Triumph

Can the abundant amenities of the city make up for the nagging feeling that everyone else is having much more fun than you?

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"