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To many Britons, China is a large country, far away
ASH Smyth sings choral evensong for Candlemas, in Stanley cathedral
How has Italy’s Giuseppe Conte defied the odds and become a consequential political figure in his own right?
Independent bookstores are often no more ethical than the big chains
Roger Scruton’s appreciation of Richard Wagner will remain an important and inexhaustible part of his legacy
The baritone Matthias Goerne sings with a voice like brushed velvet and diction clearer than iced vodka in this five-star album
Frederic Raphael defends his friend, the writer Joseph Epstein, latest victim of America’s cancel culture for daring to mock Jill Biden’s doctorate
As America passed half a million deaths from Covid-19, the reaction was predictably unhelpful and sensational
Progressive authoritarianism is doing its best to ruin democracy for the rest of us
Borders, the body politic and the last inauguration
Who has the better poker face for this week’s EU-UK Joint Committee meeting – Gove or Šefčovič?