Ferdinand Mount has been fascinated by the great thinkers and politicians who have shaped human history over the past two millennia
In this fascinating, and provocative book, he examines the proposals for a political theory from a number of wide
In a little over a generation the bones and sinews of the British economy - rail, energy, water, postal services, municipal housing - have been sold to remote, unaccountable private owners. In a series of brilliant portraits James Meek shows how Bri
And now for something completely different. Professor at Large features beloved English comedian and actor John Cleese in the role of ivy league professor at Cornell University. His almost twenty years as professor-at-large has led to many talks, ess
A Book of the Year for The Economist and the Observer It's all over our televisions, newspapers and the internet. Every day we're bludgeoned by news of how bad everything is - Brexit, financial collapse, unemployment, poverty,...
Do you trust the liberal media? While the tabloid and right-wing press - the Sun, The Times, the Mail and the Express - are constantly criticised for dangerous bias, outlets like the BBC and the Guardian are trusted by their readers to report in the
In Race and the Undeserving Poor, Robbie Shilliam charts the development over the past 200 years of a shifting postcolonial settlement that has produced a racialized distinction between the "deserving" and "undeserving" poor.
A trenchant analysis of sacrifice as the foundation of the modern, as well as the ancient, social order
The modern conception of sacrifice is at once cast as a victory of self-discipline over desire and condescended to as destructive and archaic
In the last few years the world has changed in unexpected ways. The power of radical ideas and groups is growing. What was once considered extreme is now the mainstream. But what is life like on the political fringes?