AE Housman’s ‘A Shropshire Lad’ captures a quintessentially English regret which still resonates today
How taking a loving step back from our kids’ futures could be more productive
While Marxism has been redefined for every era, a new history examines the ideas and climate that shaped its founder
Why their stances on military power reflect differing attitudes to America’s role in the world. Reviews by Gideon Rachman
In Rio, records will fall and reputations will be made. But are the Olympics losing their ability to inspire?
Poor whites have long been derided and disenfranchised in their own country — as have their black counterparts. So why can’t they find common ground?
2016 and all that — Margaret MacMillan on why the UK’s history cannot be disentangled from that of its continental neighbours
A century on, historians are beginning to unpick the mythology of the battle
Philip Augar on three books that question the institutions at the heart of the financial system
We now have instant access to almost any song. Could our tastes be narrowing as a result?