Lionel Shriver

Politics

The one story the media wishes to tell America about itself

The tragedy in Atlanta seems weirder than the pat version about prejudice promoted in the news

By Lionel Shriver

Education

Beware the linguistic Trojan horse

Print dictionaries used to act as drags on popular misunderstandings (no, ‘notorious’ does not mean ‘famous’)

By Lionel Shriver

Politics

For Democrats, the Capitol assault was the gift that keeps on giving

It must be thrilling to have your opponents do so much heavy lifting for your own team

By Lionel Shriver

Politics

No one wins in the race race

Biden’s picks for cabinet and staff have been scrutinized almost solely in accordance with their ‘diversity’

By Lionel Shriver

Europe

We need a dose of vaccine realism

I’m a professional party-pooper

By Lionel Shriver

Politics

The American public is surprisingly conservative

For the most part, the political mainstream is still reasonable, moderate and sane

By Lionel Shriver

Politics

Why I voted Biden

Biden’s very dullness could restore a sense of order

By Lionel Shriver

Politics

I’m voting Biden to make America boring again

If the prospect of Biden as president fills me with such foreboding, why did I just vote for the guy?

By Lionel Shriver

Education

It isn’t always easy to give money away

Just try funding a Western Civilization program at an Australian university

By Lionel Shriver

Europe

Never has a virus been so oversold

I’d like to sign on with COVID’s agent. What a publicity budget

By Lionel Shriver

Education

Open letters have become ransom notes

Online diatribes decry a university’s shabby racial record and issue the now-standard list of demands

By Lionel Shriver

Internet

The vanity of ‘white guilt’

We’re making a spectacle of shame

By Lionel Shriver

Politics

Marching against racism is too easy

What we need is practical change

By Lionel Shriver

Europe

This is not a natural disaster, but a manmade one

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

By Lionel Shriver

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