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Podcasts from Spectator writers
People believe in the craziest things
By Lionel Shriver
Biden’s picks for cabinet and staff have been scrutinized almost solely in accordance with their ‘diversity’
I’m a professional party-pooper
For the most part, the political mainstream is still reasonable, moderate and sane
Biden’s very dullness could restore a sense of order
If the prospect of Biden as president fills me with such foreboding, why did I just vote for the guy?
Just try funding a Western Civilization program at an Australian university
I’d like to sign on with COVID’s agent. What a publicity budget
Online diatribes decry a university’s shabby racial record and issue the now-standard list of demands
We’re making a spectacle of shame
What we need is practical change
I am steeped in dread. I foresee months, if not years, of inane gesturing towards ‘safety’ that makes no appreciable difference to the nation’s health
Should unemployment skyrocket in the US, the fracas over Confederate monuments will evaporate
The British have bought the lockdown hook, line and non-thinker
A broke society is a violent society
Loads of information is not the same thing as loads of accurate information
Open letters have become ransom notes
No one wins in the race race
The vanity of ‘white guilt’
We need a dose of vaccine realism
Asians are doing too well — they must be stopped
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.