Is Jonathan Sumption the man to judge the judges?

75 years after the Dresden bombings, Lincoln Allison discusses the raising of razed cities

The massive left-wing bias on campus is putting conservative students at risk

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

If the Spartans had voted for May’s deal, Brussels and Corbyn would have been in control

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

A toxic mix of porn and “woke” feminism has produced a dangerous new misogyny

Lisa Hilton debunks a growing myth about a monarch’s consort

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

Alexander Adams reviews Postcards from Africa: Photographs of the Colonial Era, by Christraud M. Geary

Jeremy Black reviews The Decline of Magic: Britain in the Enlightenment, by Michael Hunter

Jeremy Black’s recommendations for a murderous British genre

Tibor Fischer reviews Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk

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