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My time as the first foreign broadcaster accredited to Mao’s China

Grammar schools, Tony Crosland and the Encounter club

Usman Khan’s failed de-radicalisation bears parallels with A Clockwork Orange

Mahler’s political journey from Baader-Meinhof terrorist to Holocaust denier illustrates Germany’s post-Hitler psychodrama

Black intellectuals who refuse to subscribe to the liberal consensus on race have been belittled, insulted and ignored by a predominantly white left wing elite

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