Essays

In defence of the Habsburgs

The failure of the Austro-Hungarian order spelt the end of the most cosmopolitan culture in Europe’s history.

On the myth of multiculturalism

Without a vision or programme of a different society or future, the left has retreated to pluralism and the idiom of choice as its most radical idea.

Meet the Zoomer generation

This period of turbulence could turn today’s twenty-somethings into the leaders of a new liberal revolution.

From broken windows to bulldozers

The story of the Cleveland Housing Renewal Project illustrates the tensions at the heart of capitalism – between growth and conservation, creation and decay.

When Dickens made his masterpiece

Oliver Twist shows us the young genius in the very act of mastering his craft, turning himself, by sheer willpower, into one of the world’s greatest writers.

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