Hilary Mantel and the comet of Calixtus
The prize-winning novel Wolf Hall tells us more about the 21st Century than the 16th.
There’s something mysterious about reviving To Kill a Mockingbird
After a gap of 55 years, its reclusive author is publishing a second novel.
The terrifying utilitarianism behind Guantanamo torture
After a six-year legal battle, a detainee has given his side of the story of his arrest, rendition and interrogation. It's horrific.
The enduring appeal of C S Lewis
A clear prose style, an honest, warm voice are qualities that will always attract readers.
A guide to building the future from the founder of PayPal
“The prospect of being lonely and wrong can be unbearable,” writes Peter Thiel.
The Good Reading Guide’s Inaugural Trash Can Awards
Ten books that changed my world
Less dramatic than it sounds, to be sure, but still formative.
The bitter lessons of unbridled freedom
The older generation of Russians suffered terribly after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Rediscovering a great 19th century novelist
How many of us would know the novels of Anthony Trollope if it weren’t for the BBC?
The Sense of Style
A controversial Harvard psychologist wants people to ... write better.
Principalities and Powers: Spiritual Combat 1942-1943
World War II as a campaign against evil by defenders of the good.
Ten novels to make you passionate about history
Our suggestions for the best in historical fiction.
Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend
An affecting memoir by Nelson Mandela's jailer.
The global race to reinvent the state
Two journalists from The Economist want to “fix Leviathan” through efficiency and better management.
Does sex have a purpose?
On the answer to this question depends the future of marriage and the family.
Is this the most miserable place on earth?
A Polish journalist hitchhikes along Russia's remote Kolyma Highway.
A country priest, a Norwegian heroine, an American lady: bookmarks
MercatorNet contributors talk about books that have changed the way they see the world.
The Fault in Our Stars
Romance, caring, philosophy -- this novel-to-screen teen sensation has it all. Perhaps too much.
In a culture of relativism, some things remain unchangeable, contends a MercatorNet contributor in her recent book.
The first in a series about books which changed how our contributors see the world.
Charlie Chaplin: born in rags, destroyed by riches
Peter Akroyd's biography reveals the tormented tyrant behind the creative genius.
Protecting the first “little platoon”
Society needs family values - but not the faith they are based on? Where a liberal proposal falls down.
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