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A lesson in failure

Issues at religious free schools have raised serious questions about the direction of education policy in Britain.

By Samira Shackle
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A lesson in failure

Issues at religious free schools have raised serious questions about the direction of education policy in Britain.

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What happens when Muslims leave Islam?

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My father and his amoral philosophy of medicine

Laurie Taylor remembers his father, whose atheism was a much a part of his person as his backbone.

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Black magic on Red Square

In Russia, there are more faith healers than professional doctors. It's a symptom of decades of chaos and authoritarian rule.

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Taking off the mask: Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels

In these compelling books, the Italian writer - whose real identity is hidden - combines the novel with feminist polemic.

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Who is Eleni Haifa?

How the rise of information technology is transforming the way we think about human character.

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The media-Westminster nexus that governs us is old in every way.

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In a word: economy

Michael Rosen's column on language and its uses.

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