Issue: October 2015

Afraid Of Corbyn? Afraid So

"If Jeremy Corbyn is not anti-Semitic himself, he is more than happy to consort with those who are"

The Mind’s Eye

The mysterious phenomenon of aphantasia

Thanks, Ma

The great cellist Yo-Yo Ma at 60 is still phenomenal

Corbyn’s Trots

Entryism plagued the Labour Party in the 1970s, and is doing so again

Jeremy’s Justice

Why, in the face of the evidence, does Jeremy Corbyn believe in the innocence of Jawad Botmeh?

The Great Migration

"The ultimate demographic impact on Europe of the present wave of migration is totally unpredictable"

Acropolis Now

The world's most famous ruin has been getting a facelift

Dalí In Wonderland

The 150th anniversary of Alice In Wonderland sees a reissue with Salvador Dalí's psychedelic 1969 illustrations

Spend, Spend, Spend!

Don't blame young people for burning through money — they've got no choice

Alas, Smith and Jez

"Given the massive sales of Thomas Piketty’s Capital, can Jeremy Corbyn’s election to the Labour leadership be that much of a surprise?"

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens