Charlie Hebdo

‘Funny is now dangerous’: Michael Heath’s Desert Island Discs reviewed

13 August 2016 9:00 am

‘I’m off now,’ says Michael Heath, signing off from his selection of Desert Island Discs on Radio 4, ‘to go…

Amanda Foreman’s diary: My inspiration as a Man Booker prize judge

9 January 2016 9:00 am

So far my responsibilities as the 2016 chair of the Man Booker prize have been rather light. We’ve had our…

France’s civil war — and the struggle facing Europe

21 November 2015 9:00 am

...and the struggle facing Europe

Ian Rankin’s diary: Paris, ignoring Twitter and understanding evil

21 November 2015 9:00 am

After ten days away, I spent last Friday at home alone, catching up on washing, shopping for cat food, answering…

Meet the intellectuals leading France to the right

29 October 2015 9:00 am

The nation’s intellectuals are being roiled by issues of immigration, sovereignty and freedom of expression

France’s favourite bedtime story: a sanitised version of the French Revolution

18 July 2015 9:00 am

The great conundrum of French history is the French Revolution, or rather, the sequence of revolutions, coups and insurrections during…

Flamboyant intellectuals: René Descartes (main picture) and Bernard-Henri Lévy (below), in 1978

Liberty, philosophy and 246 types of cheese

20 June 2015 9:00 am

The French have always favoured grand, elegant abstractions about the human condition, says Ruth Scurr. It’s part of their national identity

Here’s everything Islamophobic that I have to say, all at once

2 May 2015 9:00 am

A couple of weeks back I wrote an article headed: ‘Call me insane, but I’m voting Labour.’ Among the many…

Sweden’s feminist foreign minister has dared to tell the truth about Saudi Arabia. What happens now concerns us all

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Sweden’s feminist foreign minister has dared to tell the truth about Saudi Arabia. What happens now concerns us all

Was 'Je Suis Charlie' just an example of people venting their hatred towards Muslims?

21 March 2015 9:00 am

Something dangerous is brewing beneath the surface in our country, and it worries me that warning lights are not flashing…

Portrait of the week

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Home More than 1,100 imams and Islamic leaders received a letter from Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, and Lord Ahmad…

Everyone says they’re Charlie. In Britain, almost no one is

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Je suis Charlie indeed. This is the problem with placards — there is rarely enough room to fit in the caveats,…

The attack on Charlie Hebdo is an attack on freedom

10 January 2015 9:00 am

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo lambasts, attacks and lampoons absolutely everybody. Its targets include all religions, all identity groups,…