Books & Essays
Books & Essays
21 June 2016

Varoufakis: no friend of democracy

His new book sums up the Euro-left’s fear of the people.

3 June 2016

DeLillo: the great chronicler of anxiety

His new novel is a remarkable story of longed-for transcendence.

26 May 2016

Bradbury: between dystopia and hope

A new study of Ray Bradbury reminds us how much the author of Fahrenheit 451 believed in humanity.

26 May 2016

The Roman way

Rémi Brague explains why the Romans’ inferiority before the Greeks was so important to European culture.

26 May 2016

‘We are treating migrants like victims’

Slavoj Zizek discusses migration, PC and the crisis of European values.

20 May 2016

Shakespeare at work

What history can and can’t tell us about Shakespeare’s continued resonance.

19 May 2016

Embracing our radical ignorance

Philosopher Bryan Magee embraces the unanswerability of those ultimate questions.

17 May 2016

A hand grenade to help fight the free‑speech wars

The new concise edition of Mick Hume’s Trigger Warning is a call to arms.

In search of Shakespeare’s universalism

Edward Wilson-Lee talks Shakespeare in East Africa.