Coming to terms with coalitions

Bill Emmott considers the legacy of the Tory-Lib Dem experiment

Armenia’s genocide

Personal testimony and scholarly research leave no doubt that the massacre of Armenians that began 100 years ago this month was genocide

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Scottish independence: a dream deferred

Defeat has, if anything, energised nationalists, says Mure Dickie

The statue of Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902) at the University of Cape Town
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Man Booker International Prize

Hedley Twidle reflects on the shortlist for 2015

Kim and country

Artifice and dissembling have long been daily requirements for those seeking to escape — or just survive — life in North Korea. Review by Simon Mundy

Rise of the machines: should we fear them?

What happens when ultra-intelligent computers begin to improve themselves? Don’t assume that they’ll have our best interests at heart, warns Stephen Cave

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‘The Lion Wakes: a Modern History of HSBC’

An account that does not shy away from the pitfalls of the bank’s decision to go global

USA. Carefree Motel, Kissimmee, Florida. 2012.
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Robert Putnam’s ‘Our Kids: the American Dream in Crisis’

Fifteen years after the celebrated ‘Bowling Alone’, the political scientist turns his attention to inequality in the US. Review by Francis Fukuyama

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‘The Buried Giant’, by Kazuo Ishiguro

Despite ogres and dragons, the Booker prize winner’s first novel for a decade is absolutely characteristic, moving and unsettling, writes Jason Cowley

Human rights under international law

Far from being a failure, the project to make the individual ‘the ultimate unit of all law’ is still in its early stages — and we should celebrate its achievements

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