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Will Self reflects on our sense of the meaning of time.
Will Self thinks people are as violent as ever, counting the virtual and online worlds.
Finding himself on a restricted diet, Will Self reflects on the rise of food allergies.
Adam Gopnik struggles with his new year's resolutions to meditate and listen to good music
Adam Gopnik deplores the fashion for attacking so-called 'cultural expropriation'.
Adam Gopnik reflects on our age-old love of honours and prizes in every walk of life.
Adam Gopnik thinks future generations will judge us as harshly as we judge our ancestors.
Adam Gopnik says the secret of happiness lies in unexpected pleasures.
Adam Gopnik says the New Hampshire primary results are less revolutionary than they look.
Writer Helen Macdonald confesses to an obsession with the recent Star Wars movie.
Tom Shakespeare reflects that personal experience is the most powerful form of expertise.
Tom Shakespeare is concerned by what the rise of cosmetic surgery says about society.
Tom Shakespeare argues that the country needs a new national anthem.
Tom Shakespeare suggests ways to shrink and completely reform the House of Lords.
Howard Jacobson does not feel complimented when someone describes him as 'wise'.
Howard Jacobson would sooner see Radio 4's Thought for the Day more, not less, religious.
Howard Jacobson recalls a mongrel mix of traditions in his family's Christmas festivities.
Howard Jacobson reflects on his lifelong passion for buying second-hand books.
Sarah Dunant reflects on the links between protest, terrorism, climate change and Paris.
Sarah Dunant welcomes Canada's plans to fully legalise marijuana.
Sarah Dunant sees a new crisis in the Catholic Church as a result of unchanged policy.
Roger Scruton deplores the tyranny of banal and ubiquitous pop music.
Roger Scruton argues for the freedom to make jokes that others may find offensive.
Roger Scruton argues that the law on freedom of speech ought to protect heretical views.
Will Self reflects on our relationship with gardens and gardening.
Will Self says people cannot pretend that looks do not matter.
Will Self reflects on the significance of names, including his own.
Will Self sees a love of habit as a shield against the unexpected in life.
Will Self reflects on the various reasons for his inability to sleep soundly any more.
PJ O'Rourke sizes up the candidates aspiring to be President of the United States.