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In Brideshead, the overriding feeling is that surely the punchline is to come. It never does

Practically all the artists in the book are traumatised in one way or another, and all experienced war

Ainsworth’s fate was sealed not how he wrote but what he placed at the heart of his stories

The best US television drama has a strong religious dimension

R. J. Rushdoony’s followers have made more plausible than ever before his vision of the American future

The customer is always right – especially in the realm of dreams

Independent schools can do more to boost social mobility – but what they’re currently doing won’t work

Down with the mangies, the most craven and unfree of ruling classes

No one who supports bans on sex selective abortions has the right to call themselves a feminist

Does Dominic Cummings know what he doesn’t know about Defence policy?