Arts & Books
The Star Wars phenomenon has been one of the few Hollywood bright spots of the past 20 years-well-made, uncynical films in which the good guys win
Anthony Dworkin applauds the ambition of Francis Fukuyama's three synoptic books on the end of history, social capital and human nature, but finds them all wanting
Herb Greer on a fine production of a flawed musical which proves that literature and theatre are very different things.
An 18th century French playwright who has more to say than it seems.
Lawrence Freedman defends the BBC's Cold War series against charges from American conservatives of "moral equivalence" between the two superpowers.
Martin Walker is caught in the middle of an extraordinary political feud between two of his closest friends, Christopher Hitchens and Sidney Blumenthal
How CAR Hills came to discover that there is no one way in music.
The modernist dream of inventing a new aesthetic language which can only be understood in a utopian future, died with socialism.
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