A Point of View

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A weekly reflection on a topical issue.

What's the Magic Number? Sept. 25, 2020
Tom Shakespeare discusses our changing attitudes to risk.
Sarah Dunant on QAnon... and conversations with her hairdresser.
Zoe Strimpel discusses growing divides between our social groupings.
Thinking Otherwise Sept. 4, 2020
Michael Morpurgo questions whether we are educating our children or programming them.
A Fine Line Aug. 28, 2020
Adam Gopnik on why, during the pandemic, there's a fine line between clever... and stupid.
John Gray discusses why he believes liberals are turning their backs on tolerance.
The End of Progress? Aug. 14, 2020
Will Self reflects on how the pandemic could affect our perception of human progress.
Gender in the Blender Aug. 7, 2020
Bernardine Evaristo reflects on changing attitudes to gender.
Linda Colley on why being a small nation can be an advantage.
A Hazy Shade of Winter July 24, 2020
Rebecca Stott tells the story of 536 AD - the year the sun 'disappeared'.
Legacy Bottle Opener July 17, 2020
Will Self discusses how the pandemic has affected our views of inheritance.
Adam Gopnik discusses how the pandemic is bringing out our most conventional behaviours.
Why Black Lives Matter July 3, 2020
Bernardine Evaristo discusses how we historicise the past
A Word of Advice June 26, 2020
Zia Haider Rahman reflects on the comment "If you don't like it here you can always leave"
Mary Beard asks: Has the iconic university lecture had its day?
Inside Out June 12, 2020
David Goodhart examines our changing attitudes to authority.
I Like It Here June 5, 2020
Howard Jacobson takes a wry view of life under lockdown.
Waiting May 29, 2020
Rebecca Stott reflects on how it feels being out of kilter with time.
In Praise of Cleaning May 22, 2020
Will Self on the Great British Wipe-Up.
My Mother May 15, 2020
Howard Jacobson on his mother's life - and death.