Extravagant plans for a greener country will provide cold comfort for ordinary people

France’s cycle of social unrest and politically polarised elections has its roots in the Algerian conflict and the ensuing unresolved struggle for the soul of the nation

Part two of Mahan Esfahani’s deconstruction of the modern association of pianist Glenn Gould with Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Architect John Outram fused high-tech and tradition to create his own unique style

The second-hand book trade has lost much of its romance and charm, not to mention eccentric establishments and their owners

Down with the gratitude-bloat of authors’ endless lists of acknowledgements

Our urge to anthropomorphise animals obscures the fact that we are all part of the same complex ecosystem

Our current ethical guidelines are hopelessly inadequate for a new era of unimaginable technological change

Communism in Poland was brought down by an underground network of learning, journalism and culture that flourished in defiance of state control

The most enduring historical work reveals eternal truths about the human condition

We must challenge the Left’s view of prostitution as “progressive” and “sex work” as liberating

The politicised trial of the Bristol statue topplers shows the law surrounding protests is mired in confusion

An unholy alliance of Berlin capitalists and intellectuals has disastrously misjudged the Ukraine war