Peter Hitchens says Covid masks are a potent symbol of the West’s headlong flight from Enlightenment values

Adam LeBor traces the American influences behind Jean Monnet, the man who reshaped Europe

A new EU is emerging. Will Ursula von der Leyen lead it to triumph or failure?

A trip through a swing state reveals the complex dynamics of a strangely disembodied presidential race

Nick Cohen salutes J.K. Rowling, whose latest work reflects her burning sense of justice and refusal to take the easy route

Joseph Connolly had never suffered a day’s illness — until he was felled by a “very unglamorous stroke”

Forced to flee her native Germany, Hannah Arendt is finally celebrated there in a major exhibition

There are still plenty of institutions worth mocking

Morton Sobell went on trial for espionage with the Rosenbergs. His devotion to communism fascinated me

It’s double standards that the killing of white schoolboy Richard Everitt achieved none of the notoriety of Stephen Lawrence’s death