Our February issue is out now!
Our writers hold no party line; their only allegiance is to clarity of thought, elegance of expression and independence of opinion.
A new book makes you ask, somewhat apprehensively, what will happen there next
By Andrew Stuttaford
A Spy in Plain Sight: The Inside Story of the FBI and Robert Hanssen, America’s Most Damaging Russian Spy by Lis Wiehl reviewed
Fugitives: A History of Nazi Mercenaries During the Cold War by Danny Orbach reviewed
The Original Bambi: The Story of a Life in the Forest by Felix Salten reviewed
Science & Tech
Roughly a third of American adults believe that some UFOs are alien spacecraft
Stakeholder capitalism and climate corporatism
Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World by Tara Isabella Burton reviewed
‘Poor people don’t want someone to protect them who is old and dowdy,’ Eva once explained
New Mexico is a state like no other
Fascist means, green ends
Who killed Bambi?
The imperfect spy
Our enemy’s enemy
The return of the UFOs
Berlin as the unreal city
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.