Essays

Meet the Zoomer generation

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

Homeless person makes shelter in abandoned factory.

From broken windows to bulldozers

The story of the Cleveland Housing Renewal Project illustrates the tensions at the heart of capitalism and property – 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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