Enclosure and dispossession have driven us, like John Clare, all a little mad. Read more.
What could be sillier and more invidious than the Observer’s “eco-power list”? Read more.
Progressive causes are failing: here’s how they could be turned around Read more.
Why the sudden surge in climate change denial? Could it be about something else altogether? Read more.
Rising rates of teen pregnancy and STDs in the United States are the result of programmes intended to stamp them out. Read more.
The UN’s proposal for decriminalisation is senseless and destructive Read more.
You don’t have to be a nationalist, or English, to accept the case for an English parliament. Read more.
Dr Beeching helped turn the country I’ve come to love into an outpost of empire. Now his legacy can be reversed. Read more.
The Disneyfication of war allows us to ignore its real savagery Read more.
I was wrong. She is not a bully, a fool or a stooge. She is a comedian. Read more.
Lady Tonge is using her unelected position to persecute some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Read more.
Only when nomads settled on fertile land did the notion of progress take root Read more.