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Columbus and Cabot were the first attempted monopolists – hoping to gain a share of all world trade. They failed.In this issue we examine the…

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The American anthropologist Polly Wiessner used to spend a quarter of every year with the !Kung bushmen in southern Africa. When she got home to…

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It is the best of times; it is the worst of times. It is a time of excitement and of fear, of enthusiasm and exhaustion,…

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In the time of cholera, which – despite Gabriel Garcia Marquez – I take to be the 1830s, there were riots in the back streets…

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Which example would you nominate for Tickbox of the Year – what I called in the Evening Standard yesterday, examples of “the stupidification and hollowing…

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I have an unproven and probably unprovable theory about new movements – political or otherwise – which is that they usually involve reaching back into…

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I have been reading an amazing novel, Middle England by Jonathan Coe, which is an attempt to capture a nation at this peculiar point in…

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The politically correct, like the poor, have always been with us. Take Noel Coward, for example, who was virtually drummed out of the country for…

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There is an almost certainly mythical story about Bernard Shaw and the actress Ellen Terry – that she  suggested they have children together, with her…

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Here are the three most egregious versions of tickbox that I have run across in the last few days… First, the government’s proposals to reform…

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