Nietzsche

‘Portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche’, Edvard Munch, c. 1906

Nietzsche’s intense friendship with Wagner forms the core of Sue Prideaux’s excellent new biography

29 September 2018 9:00 am

In 1945, with the second world war won bar the shouting, Bertrand Russell polished off his brief examination of Friedrich…

‘The ring upon thy hand’, illustration for ‘Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods’, Arthur Rackham (private collection)

How to get more out of Wagner's Ring

18 June 2016 9:00 am

The political trigger for the Ring was the 1849 Dresden uprising, when the young freedom fighter Richard Wagner financed the…

I used to think I was a Nietzschean superman. Now I know I'm just a dad

7 June 2014 9:00 am

In The Wolf of Wall Street, there’s a poignant shot towards the end in which we see an FBI agent…

Lessons from a friend with a tragic flaw

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Character is destiny, according to Heraclitus, and that becomes increasingly clear as you get older and chart the ups and…

Chief Rabbi: atheism has failed. Only religion can defeat the new barbarians

15 June 2013 9:00 am

The West is suffering for its loss of faith. Unless we rediscover religion, our civilisation is in peril