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The Origin of Poetry

21 August 2014 1:00 pm

Forgive the figure curled like a question mark in the corner no one speaks his language He tried to read…

We can't afford to let Isis run wild in Iraq

16 August 2014 9:00 am

The West can’t afford to give up on Iraq

The West isn't the solution in Iraq. It's the problem

16 August 2014 9:00 am

Hawks are mistaking military action for strategy

No, I haven’t seen that beheading video. And it’s not right to share it

16 August 2014 9:00 am

It’s time to stand up against the self-righteous sharing of videos of beheading and other gruesome violence

Ten years and an earthquake: the changing face of Haiti

16 August 2014 9:00 am

This summer, I returned to Haiti for the first time in ten years. I was itching to see how the…

The squeezed middle is a myth

16 August 2014 9:00 am

With soaring house prices and low interest rates, the middle classes are doing rather well. But you’d never think so to hear them

The bizarre – and costly – cult of Richard Dawkins

16 August 2014 9:00 am

It’s like a church without the good bits. Membership starts from $85 a month

David Cameron could have been an anti-slavery hero

16 August 2014 9:00 am

Cameron could have been an anti-slavery hero

I believe in animal research. But it’s time to draw a line

16 August 2014 9:00 am

I believe in animal research. But is there really a justification for using animals in biology lessons?

Activity break: Nira Alpina also offers kite-surfing

Nira Alpina, St Moritz: A cool Alpine hotel that's perfect for the under-tens

16 August 2014 9:00 am

It’s a terrible moment, the realisation that you’ve spawned a monster. Parenthood, it becomes clear, has wiped stylish holidays off…

Here comes Boris! The next Tory leadership fight has just begun

9 August 2014 9:00 am

The next Tory leadership battle has just begun

For Boris, choosing the right seat will only be half the battle

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Choosing the right seat is only half the battle for Boris

Secret oil fields! Skewed polls! The Yes campaign is losing the plot

9 August 2014 9:00 am

The success of the campaign to save the Union can be heard in the increasingly hysterical tone of independence supporters

A world crisis with no world leader

9 August 2014 9:00 am

No one wants to pay the price of speaking for the free world

How niceness became the eighth deadly sin for women

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Women are increasingly enjoined not to be ‘nice’. They seem to be listening

Hitler’s Valkyrie: Unity Mitford at 100

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Unity Mitford at 100

Who are you calling a blob, Owen Paterson?

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Owen Paterson shouldn’t hold green activists responsible for his sacking. The culprit was David Cameron

Nature comes first: Lower Mill Estate

On safari in Gloucestershire

9 August 2014 9:00 am

The heat was still sweltering as we headed off at dusk towards the hide to watch wildlife with our enthusiastic…

The rise of crowd culture – a generation scared to do anything alone

2 August 2014 9:00 am

Individualism is dead: we have succumbed to the lure of the crowd

Making

2 August 2014 9:00 am

On these long, fruitful days, the Rioja which captures the sun of other Julys, is relaxing us, as is the…

What our leaders would say if they really cared about defending Britain's Jews

2 August 2014 9:00 am

What our political leaders would say if they really cared about halting anti-Semitic attacks

The war that we Germans really don't mention

2 August 2014 9:00 am

A century on, Germany prefers to ignore the first world war

Porn-agains: meet the middle-aged men - and women - warped by internet porn

2 August 2014 9:00 am

It’s not just the young whose expectations of sex are warped by dirty videos online

Gauguin’s Pacific Islanders owe as much to travel literature as to direct observation.

From the Elgin marbles to Carl Andre's bricks: the mistakes that have made great art

2 August 2014 9:00 am

Some of art’s most important steps forward began simply as misconceptions

In our hard-pressed NHS, must sympathy be rationed too?

2 August 2014 9:00 am

Nurses might be overworked but they could still be kind