David Cannadine compares the style of national commemorations in the US and in Britain.
Howard Jacobson explains why he prefers art to ideology, especially at election time.
Howard Jacobson explains why he dislikes the narcissism of the selfie.
Howard Jacobson thinks skimpy suits show men are suffering from a self-image crisis.
Tom Shakespeare says that disabled people's right to independent living is under threat.
Tom Shakespeare thinks that reformed select committees have revitalised Parliament.
Tom Shakespeare says wisdom in middle age is some compensation for cognitive decline.
Will Self reflects on the unsettling nature of time.
A weekly reflection on a topical issue.
Will Self reflects on the power of our relationship with fictional characters.