Charles Moore

Charles Moore was editor of The Spectator 1984 - 1990. He continues to write a weekly column, The Spectator's Notes. You can read extracts of his column here.

Peerless: what it’s like to become a lord

I believe I am Etchingham’s third peer, though the first to take its name

By Charles Moore

Europe

The thinning of the Spanish monarchy

A republican Spain would very likely be a Spain that falls apart, an example not irrelevant to the United Kingdom

By Charles Moore

Am I still friends with Anne Applebaum?

The UK edition of her new book carries the subtitle ‘The Failure of Politics and the Parting of Friends’

By Charles Moore

China

The Spectator’s proud history of standing up for Hong Kong

Even in 1989, when communist China was much poorer and less powerful than today, lots of businessmen were overanxious not to displease it

By Charles Moore

China

Cambridge University is kowtowing to China

Further investigation of Jesus College’s China Centre site suggests all is not well

By Charles Moore

Europe

Sweden and Britain are not the same

Swedes are (for the most part) Swedish. Culturally and ethnically homogeneous, they tend to conform

By Charles Moore

Media

The secrets of The Spectator’s success

It is striking to find the Spectator writers who later became famous

By Charles Moore

China

Coronavirus is a metaphor for Britain’s vulnerability over Huawei

Why are we making ourselves dependent on a country, China, which is not far short of being our enemy?

By Charles Moore

Do alarmists know the difference between weather and climate?

A lot of clever people are putting the ‘green’ into ‘greenbacks’

By Charles Moore

Anyone for a Sussex Royal potato?

Our Duke and Duchess have so far spent fewer than six hours in our county

By Charles Moore

Politics

The inconvenient truth about the El Paso shooter

The motivations of this weekend’s mass shooters have been so partially reported

By Charles Moore

Home

My profoundly impractical, unquenchably generous, thoroughly benevolent father

At his funeral in his village last week, it was touching to see how many people understood his truly liberal spirit

By Charles Moore

Politics

We should celebrate Mueller’s exoneration of Trump

Invoking the mighty machinery of the constitution to pursue grievances is bad for the office of the presidency, and therefore the United States

By Charles Moore

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