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An illiberal network of activists and quangos threatens our cherished academic freedom

Only a tiny minority of independence movements have been both peaceful and successful

Minoo Dinshaw fills in the gaps in an official guide to Scottish history

Dan Hitchens weighs the charge sheet against baby boomers, who stand accused of creating a precarious world of low pay and endless work

Daniel Johnson says the fact that Foucault scholars now overlook his advocacy for sex with boys shows the great libertine failed to overturn Judaeo-Christian morality

The relationship between J.M. Barrie and the real life Peter Pan was fatherly, friendly and perhaps something else

Laurence Fox has better credentials for engaging with the woke generation than the average Tory MP

Julie Bindel and Melanie Newman say women’s rights were not considered in legislation that allows trans people to effectively decide their own gender

Lisa Hilton asks whether Twitter mobs should be able to police the imagination of novelists and playwrights

W. Sydney Robinson, the historian’s latest biographer, discovered that his subject was without scruple in matters of the heart

Bullfighting was a lifelong fascination for Francis Bacon and played an increasingly important role in his work, his high-risk approach matching that of the matador

Charles Saumarez Smith says we should acknowledge the Nazi past of architect Philip Johnson, not erase him

Nick Cohen on the ill-starred but seductive love affair between writers and alcohol