Are repeated sightings of non-existent big cats evidence of a yearning for a wilder life?
When scholars sell out, the consequences are grave.
If we lose the ash tree, we’ll lose culture as well as nature.
Enclosure and dispossession have driven us, like John Clare, all a little mad.
What could be sillier and more invidious than the Observer’s “eco-power list”?
Progressive causes are failing: here’s how they could be turned around
Avatar half-tells a story we would all prefer to forget
How do we break a system which now permeates every aspect of our lives?
Why the sudden surge in climate change denial? Could it be about something else altogether?
Rising rates of teen pregnancy and STDs in the United States are the result of programmes intended to stamp them out.
The UN’s proposal for decriminalisation is senseless and destructive
How the poor were airbrushed from history
You don’t have to be a nationalist, or English, to accept the case for an English parliament.
Dr Beeching helped turn the country I’ve come to love into an outpost of empire. Now his legacy can be reversed.
At least we have some ideals to fall short of.
The Disneyfication of war allows us to ignore its real savagery
I was wrong. She is not a bully, a fool or a stooge. She is a comedian.
Lady Tonge is using her unelected position to persecute some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Why should I love this country?
Only when nomads settled on fertile land did the notion of progress take root