16 December, 2012
Category: Politics & Society
Sarah Wise brings narrative elegance and scholarly rigour to her study of Victorian madness, Kalika Sands writes.
24 November, 2012
18 November, 2012
Slavoj Žižek’s latest is a familiar rehearsal of his ideological analysis, taking aim at the "salaried bourgeoisie", Joe Kennedy writes.
Liz Sawyer reports on former BBC Director General Mark Thompson's classically-inspired call for a renewed public discourse.
4 November, 2012
A New Kind of Bleak is an acerbic, if sometimes alienating critique of pseudo-modernism, finds Owen Hopkins.
30 October, 2012
7 October, 2012
Houman Barekat finds Marc Perelman's Barbaric Sport unconvincing, and laced with contempt for 'the spectating mass'.
What is the origin of social inequality? In The Creation of Inequality, two archaeologists update Rousseau, but with flaws of their own.
Jonathan Priestland's engaging history of power Merchant, Soldier, Sage curiously omits a fourth, undervalued caste: the workers.
3 October, 2012