Why Christian ideals are the foundation of a secular society
Secularism is Europe’s noblest achievement and Christianity’s gift to the world, says an Oxford don.
Through the underworld to transcendence
Donna Tartt's splendid third novel The Goldfinch is a sharp critique of corrupt Western culture.
Should we really treat animals like humans?
All creatures are special, but some are more special than others.
From Grantham to grandeur
Jonathan Aitken has written a sympathetic but perceptive biography of Margaret Thatcher.
The sinner repents?
A warts-and-all tale of one of Britain's legendary spin-doctors, Damian McBride, the press officer to Gordon Brown.
Penelope Fitzgerald: the valiant life of a mother and novelist
Domestic hardship meant the British writer was 60 before she could launch her career.
Race With the Devil
The story of a journey from racial hatred to rational love.
Reason should be open to God
Benedict XVI had provocative ideas about the true nature of education.
Red Love: The Story of an East German Family
The Berlin Wall fell in 1989 but much remains to be understood.
A radical’s road out of Islamist extremism
Leaving something so powerful and controlling does not happen overnight.
Permanent Present Tense
The moving story of a man whose memory was limited to what happened 30 seconds ago.
The making of a polemicist
Richard Dawkins' memoir of his early years is charming but provides little insight into his later career as the bête noire of religion.
The world’s most famous physicist tells his own story
Stephen Hawking's autobiography is a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to the achievements of a cultural icon.
Bergoglio’s list: the untold story
During Argentina's Dirty War, Jorge Bergoglio saved the lives of scores of dissidents, according to a new book.
Gambling on the future of the planet
The history of Paul Ehrlich's bet with Julian Simon is a great introduction to the population-resource debate.
New movie for Pride and Prejudice devotees
Riding the coattails of Harry Potter
J.K. Rowling's foray into detective fiction is entertaining if undistinguished.
Why children are wiser (and happier) than adults
Battle of the myths: Game of Thrones v. Lord of the Rings
Is immersion in corruption and evil really the hallmark of great literature?
US education and economy are on the skids, says British historian
Niall Ferguson's controversial analysis of America's institutions is required for anyone who cares about the future of the West.
Quiet: the power of introverts
The four temperaments get a makeover in an attempt to boost the self-esteem of introverts.
“The Last Man in Russia”
Russia is dying. Its population is shrinking. Its people are drinking themselves to death. Why?
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