F.W. de Klerk was the man who granted Nelson Mandela his freedom – yet also upheld the system that first imprisoned him. The former South African president tells Tom Rayner about his experiences.
Africa 05 aims to add a cultural component to the political momentum and focus that will be placed on Africa when the UK takes over the presidency and chairmanship of the European Union and the G8 this year.
In a cream knit jumper, dark pressed jeans, and a spotless pair of umber boots, Ekow Eshun looks more like Omar Epps’ stunt double than a cultural critic…
Rabbi Lionel Blue has become a household name in the UK through his contributions to ‘Thought for the Day’ on Radio 4. In an interview with Sharif Hamadeh, he discusses the complexities of religion and politics in the contemporary world.
‘I see organized religions as incredibly oppressive, particularly for women… I think many women and men are disturbed by the Church’s hypocrisy when it comes to sexuality’
As we spoke desultorily for over an hour at his office in Soho, it was impressed upon me – by this amalgam of political commentator, activist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, broadcaster and powerful orator – that nothing is sacred and there can be no room for dogmas.
Tim Glencross talks to Professor Terry Eagleton about the state of the Left
There is a renaissance taking place in the of arena of British hip-hop
The title of Roger Scruton’s latest book is deliberately offensive.
Multiculturalism is all about subverting the power of western civilisation…