Thank you to all those of you who've joined our new membership scheme. For those who haven't, please consider supporting us by becoming a member. Click here to find out about the extra benefits available to members.
It's a shocking thought, but plenty of young people in America today have spent the majority of their lives on antidepressants. Often as a result of misdiagnosis. What must it mean for their sense of identity, emotional development? Comments
Richard Clogg | London Review Of Books | 26 June 2012
Commentators on the crisis in Greece routinely refer to the notion that Europe owes the idea of democracy to ancient Greece. These classical analogies have little resonance with present-day Greeks. But events of WWII do Comments
Straight onto the list of most thrilling obituaries ever. Fled Occupied France in WWII; recruited by British special forces; led series of daring sabotage missions; faced execution twice; engineered most dramatic escapes imaginable Comments
Supreme Court ruling won't end health care argument. Nothing will. It's a "wicked problem". Tame problems, however hard, have a given form, an eventual solution. Wicked problems mutate, metastatise. All solutions are partial, flawed Comments
"I bought with a kind of neediness. The dividing line between books I liked, books I thought I would like, books I hoped I would like and books I didn't like now but thought I might at some future date was rarely distinct" Comments
Introduction to new edition of Hunter S. Thompson's campaign-trail classic. Thompson "stared right into the flaming-hot sun of shameless lies and cynical horseshit that is our politics, and he described exactly what he saw" Comments