26 May 2017

Katie Hopkins’ sacking: the mob claims another scalp

No one is safe from the middle-class mob of offence-takers.

26 May 2017

Crime fiction: a moral rebellion

Detective stories dramatise humanity's revolt against chaos.

26 May 2017

Freedom before liberalism

Philosopher Philip Pettit talks liberty, republicanism and democracy.

26 May 2017

Utopia for miserabilists

Rutger Bregman’s supposedly utopian call for ‘free money for all’ is meant to smooth the way for savage cuts in consumption.

26 May 2017

The ideal of autonomy

Moral independence can only flourish in a society that trusts its citizens.

26 May 2017

Reimagining social hope

Ronald Aronson on individualism and the re-emergence of collective agency.

26 May 2017

The strange death of liberal Europe

Douglas Murray offers a powerful critique of immigration, identity politics and Islam.

26 May 2017

The puzzle of identity

Vincent Descombes talks to Tim Black about identity, autonomy and the need to look outside of oneself.

26 May 2017

The poet who vanished

The prodigiously talented Weldon Kees might have had it all. Then, in 1955, he disappeared.