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Christopher Montgomery is co-editor of The Critic
He’d have wanted “Dropping the Pilot”
John Hume, 1937-2020
ASH Smyth remembers Ben Cross, Harold Abrahams, and the impact Chariots of Fire had on his 10-year-old self
A vivid retelling of an infamous constitutional crisis
Krapp’s last tape might these days be a collection of WhatsApps and stored Instagram images, muses Anne McElvoy
The American Civil War and the expansion of executive power
What are we supposed to do when “Brenda the sheep” gets hungry?
For now, the Smithfield Christmas auction is still going ahead. We can’t stop everything, can we?
The Scottish Government drastically needs to rethink its approach to hate crime
Kampfner has written a scrupulously researched yet not uncritical tribute to postwar Germany
Have the British people abandoned their love of liberty?
Spare us the snooty superiority of “real” writers affronted by celebrity novels