The Diary: Bill Emmott

The journalist on his documentary film about Italy, the country’s youngest wannabe prime minister, and the connection between Silvio Berlusconi and Jimmy Savile

Paradiso perduto?

From Mr Christopher Robbins. Sir, I have two topically symbolic €2 coins in my pocket today: one depicts Don Quixote with his windmills and the other Dante Alighieri

Memento mori

In ‘Immortality’, Stephen Cave presents an epic inquiry into the human desire to defy death – and how to overcome it