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A group of Oxford students are petitioning to have John Finnis, emeritus professor of law and legal philosophy, 'removed from his academic position' on account... [Read More]
You won't hear the word 'yid' sung at most Tottenham Hotspur matches. You'll hear it sung at all of them. If you know which tunes... [Read More]
On Christmas Eve 2012, I was laid off as a seasonal sales assistant at HMV. I'd been employed just a few weeks before for the... [Read More]
A few months alter the fall of Margaret Thatcher, the most original thinker of post-war Conservatism died. Perhaps partly because of the commotion caused by... [Read More]
Theodore Swenson regrets his virtues. The protagonist of Francine Prose's novel has been a popular creative writing professor for twenty years, but he has never... [Read More]
'Scoutcraft,' Robert Baden-Powell said, 'is a means through which the veriest hooligan can be brought to … God.' It was in a similar spirit that... [Read More]
The full text of this poem is only available to subscribers of the London Review of Books. [Read More]
The Republic of Nauru, which hosted the Pacific Islands Forum earlier this month, is the third smallest state in the world by area (about 21... [Read More]
Since the Republican primaries of 2015-16, some people have turned to psychiatry in an effort to locate the irrational wellsprings of Trump's victory, but so... [Read More]
This book is by far the most sustained and intelligent critique of post-structuralist theory yet published in Britain or America. It is argued from an... [Read More]
How did Bill Gates become the richest man in America? His wealth has nothing to do with Microsoft producing good software at lower prices than... [Read More]
From 1830, when it was conquered, until 1962, when the Evian Agreements made it into an independent state, Algeria was said to be French. Since... [Read More]
Earlier this week Emmanuel Macron issued a declaration acknowledging the role of the French military in the murder of a pro-independence activist in Algeria sixty... [Read More]
Bob Marley had called a break during a band rehearsal at his house on the evening of 3 December 1976 when two cars pulled up... [Read More]
'Snow-balls have flown their Arcs, starr'd the Sides of Outbuildings, as of Cousins, carried Hats away into the brisk Wind off Delaware' – that's what... [Read More]
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That capitalism unobstructed by public regulations, cartels, monopolies, oligopolies, effective trade unions, cultural inhibitions or kinship obligations is the ultimate engine of economic growth is... [Read More]
'He was the greatest man since the Deluge.' This assessment of Alexander von Humboldt by King Frederick William IV of Prussia, which Andrea Wulf quotes... [Read More]
Scientists would sometimes like us to believe that science is just too difficult for the comprehension of ordinary mortals. Given the increasing diversity of specialities,... [Read More]
Some generalisations about the natural world are easy to recall because they are expressed in apothegms. Then there are scientific principles whose mnemonic power and meanings... [Read More]
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