The idea of the smoker as victim obscures a history (much of it recent) in which non-smokers were the victims
Edited by Peter Franklin
The Deep End dives deeper in to the stories and long-term trends behind the daily news.
Bill Gates invites us to consider three types of wealthy individual: the entrepreneur, the philanthropist and the playboy.
The attempt to scapegoat Obama relies on the assumption that a good job was left unfinished when, in reality, it was doomed from the start
The ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ image of the German economy induces an inferiority complex among the British
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any stranger
The Democrats can afford to be complacent – the comprehensive failure of the Republicans to reach out has left black American voters with nowhere else to go
Nuclear politics is complicated: Thatcher stopped the construction of further nuclear power stations in the UK, and Cameron reversed the decision.
The Conservative Party clearly has a UKIP problem, but it also has an urban problem. Too many Tories seem to recognise one without acknowledging the other.
You can loosen the planning system all you like, but money is still going pour-in to whatever gets sold for whatever purpose.
The question isn’t whether one is for development, but rather what development is for
Some the darkest deeds in modern history were justified and committed by those convinced of the rational, practical and downright progressive nature of their cause.
Despite appearances, Labour hasn’t lost the plot – quite the opposite in fact.
Has political correctness gone mad to the point of eating itself?
Western society has become segregated by age.
A resurgent reforming centre would speak for those of us who don’t want populism, but do want a genuine alternative