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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

Auction houses have enjoyed a stellar pandemic, but could their online success prove a curse?

The police cannot be trusted on hate crime

The Duke of Edinburgh’s genius was to ensure that the more the Royal family changed, the more it appeared to remain the same

The key to Europe’s future lies with Mario Draghi, the technocrat who sidelined politicians and saved the Euro, but who now needs them to succeed as Italy’s PM