Why the fear of producing kitsch art has led to a new kind of pre-emptive kitsch.
Roger Scruton muses on the difference between genuine art and that based on fake emotion.
John Gray argues that 'thinking the unthinkable' means exaggerating fashionable beliefs.
John Gray points to lessons from the novels of Dostoevsky about the danger of ideas.
John Gray explores why human beings crave busy lives.
John Gray reflects on why the advance of capitalism is not inevitable.
Adam Gopnik identifies four different types of anxiety that afflict modern people.
Adam Gopnik draws a lesson on the nature of love from the eyesore of love locks in Paris.
Adam Gopnik explains why the English are better at watching football than at playing it.
Adam Gopnick thinks we fail all too often to let people die with dignity.