Issue: September 2013

Online Only: Countering the Counter-Jihadists

The selective silence of leading lights in the counter-Jihad movement fuels the violence of Anders Breivik and other European fascists

Birthrate of a Nation

'Britain is living through a baby boom, but where does this demographic surge leave the prophecies of Europe's crisis of civilisation?'

The Cornish Spiderman

The softly spoken Cornishman Michael Adams weaves webs around his opponents and strikes when it is too late for his encircled

Uncritical Theorists Who Misread the Nazis

A new volume of reports by the Frankfurt School shows their number to be at best naive and at worst dangerously misinformed

Reason, Religion and the Terror

Anthony Pagden's celebration of the Enlightenment swiftly turns into a sustained, and unwarranted, diatribe against religion

Ten Billion Loose Ends

Two new books come to different conclusions about the geo-political impact of the coming population boom

Comfort For Sad Souls

George Herbert is the poet's poet. John Drury's biography is at times infuriatingly simplistic, but succeeds in its scholarship

A Voice For the Oppressed

The Dark Road is a novel that transmits the reality of human suffering at the hands of the Chinese government

Just Don’t Call it Science Fiction

MaddAddam occasionaly misses the mark, but at its best is an existential voyage and an exploration of storytelling itself

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"