The APPG on Religion in the Media’s report into “religious literacy” in the media is deeply flawed in its understanding of Islam in particular

At Greensill, who could doubt that David Cameron had no idea what was going on?

The centrality of religion to the status and mission of monarchy in Britain and Europe

This book offers an insider’s account of the extraordinary (in)decision-making among Johnson’s team during the most tumultuous year in modern history

Israel will remain intact and strong. Gaza will stay poor and isolated

Despite Ben and Jerry’s woke agenda, the company continues to perpetuate environmental and social ills

A patronising and draconian response to female genital mutilation risks victimising women who have already been abused

Kit Wilson says the slow atrophy of the English novel is contributing to a decline in empathy and the rise of tribalism, trolling and “stay in your lane” identity politics

Philip Larkin’s long association with Kingsley and Martin Amis resulted in the poet being misrepresented and misunderstood

Baroness Williams believed until she died that comprehensive schools fostered equality. Her folly has only entrenched class privilege

Finland’s persistent myth and the reality of progressive education

Survey data backs the Commission for Race and Ethnic Disparities’ finding that Britain is a successful multi-racial society

The Rump Parliament had the right idea in 1649 when it closed down the upper chamber as “useless”

Labour, like the Church, may never reconcile the different views of all its supporters

A third of Americans now support the splitting up of the nation into like-minded countries independent of Washington

Jeremy Black delves into a history book which disappoints and a biography not to be missed

After losing Hartlepool to the Conservatives, the Labour Party would do well to take heed of Jon Cruddas’s new book

Musa Okwonga’s memoir about his time at Eton is a confused account of having access to everywhere but belonging nowhere

A trio of novels that are connected by their surprising manner of finding their way to us

Despite the fact East Germany has disappeared, it continues to live on in this outstanding trilogy

Digital art: the millennial trend

Robert Thicknesse on how the idea that foreign poetry was better than local soon became established dogma

Britpop has a bad reputation for stolid, white-boy basicness now, but it’s not a reputation Parklife deserves

Thomas Woodham-Smith frets about how to handle real, live customers

Forget hoary folk tales and savour plump herring at its best, says Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Nick Cohen has adopted a new workout: wrestling with a novel

Claudia Savage-Gore
blames the tutors for the darlings’ home- schooling problems