Celebrating ethnic cleansing?

It is with bemusement and outrage that we find ourselves being asked to celebrate 60 years of Israel’s existence.

Food in crisis?

Lee Jones battles the spectre of Malthus.

Interview: David Willetts MP

Simon Maine talks to David Willetts about the "intellectual renewal" of the Conservative Party.

Spirit of ’68

You don’t need a copy of Trotsky under your arm to realise that cutting the real wages of our public workers in the face of soaring food-prices is ruinous to human welfare and the services upon which so many rely.  

Church versus state

Was it the Pope's job to engage in American politics?    

Thumbs up for Hands Up

The President of Hands Up for Darfur hits back at last week's piece by Max Seddon.  

Interview: Robert Fisk

Emily Packer asks The Independent's foreign correspondent if there is any way out for the Middle East.

Publish and be damned

James Kingston doesn't trust his daily paper.

Interview: Martin Bell

The man in the white suit on WMDs, sleaze and reporting in a war zone.

Zimbabwe: country without hope?

Nejra Cehic wonders whether there is a democratic future for Zimbabwe.


India’s legalisation of gay sex is India’s success, not the West’s

Western coverage of India's overturning of Section 377 was at best uninformed and at worst insulting

The Art of Small Talk

At the beginning of October a hormonal mass of teens, infused with adrenalin and trepidation, will descend on Oxford for a week of clumsy...

The ‘Brideshead Revisited’ reputation haunting Oxford

Is there any truth in the fictional portrayals of the University?

Oxford grad launches new access initiative

The new organisation aims to connect disadvantaged students with Oxbridge mentors

Which TV show has the best intro music?

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but what about a show by its intro?