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John Gray looks at the relationship between freedom and democracy.
John Gray reflects on the enduring appeal of Sherlock Holmes' powers of deduction.
John Gray reflects on the climate needed for culture to thrive.
Philosopher John Gray wonders what bulk buying of stamps tells us about economic gloom.
John Gray reflects on the paradox of immortality as captured by the writer Theodore Powys.
John Gray takes a fresh look at the thinking of John Maynard Keynes.
John Gray reflects on the nature of violence as an inevitable part of the human condition.
Adam Gopnik muses on life when - like him - you've been lumbered with a funny name.
Adam Gopnik reflects on our continuing obsession with the Nazis.
Adam Gopnik ruminates on how to handle a bad review.
Adam Gopnik looks forward to the 50th anniversary of the Beatles.
Adam Gopnik reflects on embarrassing, ridiculous and annoying parents - like himself!
Adam Gopnik muses on why Shakespeare didn't seem to know that the top bee is a girl bee.
A week before the jubilee, Will Self reflects on the tradition of the Loyal Toast.
Will Self ponders the future of Europe, as he stands by Berlin's Brandenburg gate.
Will Self asks what can drive political leaders into the arms of the military.
Will Self explores Lords reform and the narrowing of the range of British political choice
Will Self asks whether 'human rights' really exist, when they can so easily be taken away.
Will Self says we should embrace the intellectual challenge of difficult books and art.
David Cannadine reflects on the history of royal jubilee celebrations.
David Cannadine reflects at Easter time on the architectural glories of cathedrals.
David Cannadine reflects on the changing images of the typical policeman's size and shape.
David Cannadine recalls the heyday of cinema and television Westerns.
Historian David Cannadine reflects on the power of the press, past and present.
Prof David Cannadine reflects on the enduring resonance of Churchill's speeches in America
David Cannadine compares the traditions of tie-wearing on both sides of the Atlantic.
David Cannadine on the history of monetary unions and what causes success or failure.
Historian David Cannadine reflects on attitudes towards bankers in America.
David Cannadine surveys the current crop of anniversaries.
Lisa Jardine reflects on the perils of over-hasty emails.