Jon Ronson’s new book, The Psychopath Test, begins with a visit to Broadmoor psychiatric hospital, the high security facility for the criminally insane, where the state puts people like Peter Sutcliffe, if it ever captures them. Jon meets Tony, a charming young man in his late 20s who had contacted Jon to tell him his Read more…

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This is an interview I did with the British philosopher Julian Baggini, about his new book, The Ego Trick, which looks at the ‘bundle theory’ of the self. He argues that we don’t have a permanent essential self, but instead are a bundle of thoughts, sensations and impulses. What does that mean for our daily Read more…

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