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Jeremy Black explains the strange case of Edward Lucas

David Womersley reveres Roger Scruton on wine

Beyond the breaking glass of his public interventions, Sir Roger Scruton was a peerless intellectual

Is philosophy even within reach of conservatives?

Biden, Sanders and Warren battle it out to take on Trump

Jon Moynihan: The flamboyant businessman who played a key role in Brexit

A Lobby made man on the decline of the parliamentary press from feared newsbreakers to humdrum hacks

India is gripped by a “rape emergency”, a brutal conflict that is escalating

Why do people — and men in particular — dress so vilely now?

Gertrude Himmelfarb: an intellectual giant who believed history could save us

Factories of elite opinion like the Economist will fail if they produce shoddy goods

Viscount Montgomery: tactless, arrogant and with no instinct for politics

The PM’s mendacity about the sunlit uplands of New Model Britain is psychotic

The Anglo-British belief in national self-government could forge a new path

Tibor Fischer reviews Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk

Christopher Bray reviews History and Imperialism by Louis Althusser

Roland Elliot Brown reviews The Russian Job by Douglas Smith

J. C. D Clark reviews Conservative Revolutionary: The Lives of Lewis Namier by D. W. Hayton

The most expensive post-war work sold last year fetched just over $91 million. The most expensive Old Master sold for $21.5 million

As soon as you enter Idagio.com you can kiss your working day goodbye

Watching Greta Thunberg and the hysterical devotion she arouses, I am reminded of Judaism’s best-known self-styled redeemer

Opera really doesn’t need the help of activist directors when it comes to politics — it’s all there already

Lisa Hilton is influenced by a Booker Prize shortlisted novel as she samples gastropub grub

Improvise in the kitchen, says Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Hannah Betts on the colour with which you can’t go wrong

Patrick Galbraith describes the exhilaration of hunting