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England is Anxious

By Tarek Osman

Rather than comfort ourselves with nostalgia for monarchy, empire, church, and the ‘special relationship’, it’s time to embrace confusion – and optimism? – about what ‘England’ could mean in the modern world.


Sex and Charity

By Rafael Vilasanjuan

Regarding the massive scandal involving chief executives of big NGOs, the situation must be considered through the lens of how we have dealt with sexual abuse. But we must be ...

At the roots of the nationalism of the rich

By Emmanuel Dalle Mulle

If we take the cases of Catalonia, Flanders and northern Italy, the formation of the nationalism of the rich generally coincided with periods of prolonged fiscal strain.

Baudelaire’s Parisian Scenes

By Daniel Finch-Race

Charles Baudelaire's poetic masterpiece, Les Fleurs du mal, underwent extensive reworking between 1857 and 1868, as did the French capital in which he was writing. Daniel Finch-Race explores the ecopoetic ...

Brazil’s Political Carnival

By Eduarda Fontes

In the midst of the country’s haunting political crisis, more than ever before Carnival in Brazil has become an occasion for criticism, parody and political caricature.

Arts & Culture

Proust and Scott Moncrieff

By William C. Carter

Scott Moncrieff’s English translation of Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu is widely hailed as a masterpiece in its own right. William C. Carter explores the somewhat sticky issue ...

The Desert of Forbidden Art

The Desert of Forbidden Art



Travel Writing

Across the Namibian Desert

Accompanying us each day was the sun's flaming orb, rising each morning and setting each night - an unvarying ball ...

Travel Writing

Istanbul: The City of Four Seasons

"Istanbul is a city defined by water because its parts are separated by water. But the Bosporus is not merely ...

Political Tours

Political Tours