David Herman

David Herman is a freelance writer based in London. He has written for The Guardian, TLS, The New Statesman and Prospect

Under Fran Unsworth, the BBC’s news and current affairs output has let us down again and again

British philosophy has become much more interesting, but they just don’t make philosophers like they used to

Play for Today was a milestone in the history of TV drama

Reviews of Martin Amis’s new book prove that the best questions are the ones that no one asks

David Cannadine’s thoughtful commentary of the Anthony Blunt affair utilises previously unpublished sources

The great critics always began before they were forty. Who are their equivalents today?

Two journalists and an academic call for the end of censorship and intolerance

The historians we love wrote about Big History at a time when Britain mattered

The riots of the 1960s left a generation of intellectuals out in the cold. Will the George Floyd demonstrations do the same?

A tribute to the late Clive James, by David Herman