The generation of idiosyncratic proprietors who changed the face of the British book industry

Scoundrel, liar, cheat and toady, George MacDonald Fraser’s Flashman is a creation of genius and a bracing antidote to our timid age

The “sex by deception” law must stay to protect women from trans predators

The Democrats’ hyperbolic rhetoric about the return of Jim Crow laws risks derailing their voting rights legislation

How truth-seeking dons are organised and fighting back against social justice academics

Young Adult fiction has become cancel culture’s savage front line

The battle to secure a clean Brexit was won only after Brexiteers secretly obtained a copy of the 1922 Committee rules

Tim Abrahams says fans of Modernism should accept sensitive redevelopment

Anti-carceral activists want to shut prisons, but ignore sexual offenders

Will a newly assertive Beijing seek to “decolonise” Hong Kong of the last visible signs of its colonial past?