David Cronenberg’s First Novel Is So Good, He Should Ditch His Day Job
November 08, 2014
The film-maker writes with tender complexity.
Margaret Atwood: “Ooooh! Are We Going to Talk About Dying?”
October 31, 2014
Talking to the author about feminism, aging, and rewriting Shakespeare.
Deciding How to Die Has Never Been Harder
October 24, 2014
We do not like to think about our decrepit and declining future—and so we end up unprepared for it.
Google and Julian Assange Battle It Out on the Page
October 10, 2014
For Julian Assange, Google is all but an arm of the U.S. state department (or, indeed, vice versa).
We Shouldn't Forget Liberalism's Religious Roots
September 19, 2014
21st-century liberalism is a pale shadow of its 19th-century ancestor.
The Dissolution of the U.K. Would Be a Bad Omen for the Rest of the World
September 15, 2014
If Britain cannot work out how to stay together, the portents for the 21st century are dark indeed.
Instead, it shaped the way we live now.
A Scottish Writer Explains Why He's Voting for Independence
September 05, 2014
No, we don't hate the English. We just want to elect our own government.
And what that tells us about radicalization.
History's Lesson for the Middle East: When Superpowers Leave, Stability Doesn't Follow
August 22, 2014
History provides a sobering lesson about western involvement in the Middle East. It is that, when superpowers drift away, peace, progress, moderation and stability do not necessarily follow in their stead.