Nick Cohen

Nick Cohen is a columnist for the Observer and author of What's Left and You Can't Read This Book.

Education

British academics have just won an important battle for free speech

What version of the word did Cambridge mean when when it said staff and students must ‘respect’ differing opinions?

By Nick Cohen

Art

The cowardice of an ‘anti-fascist’ video game company

Cancel culture’s defenders pretend they only go after powerful targets

By Nick Cohen

Internet

The hounding of a Scottish poet by trans activists

Jenny Lindsay, a skint freelance poet who was the subject of a whispering campaign, did not feel very powerful

By Nick Cohen

Internet

J.K. Rowling’s latest novel isn’t ‘transphobic’

She makes no attempt to nudge the reader towards today’s arguments about women-only spaces

By Nick Cohen

Europe

How Corbyn’s toxic legacy continues to sabotage Britain’s Labour party

The breakdown of trust with Jews has left Labour facing potentially catastrophic legal bills

By Nick Cohen

Politics

Is George W. Bush brave enough to tell voters to back Biden?

Republicans who wish to stop the corruption and dereliction of the American state must vote for Biden

By Nick Cohen

Europe

Whatever happened to parliamentary democracy?

A national emergency ought to be a moment to strengthen democracy not dispense with it

By Nick Cohen

Europe

Why the Labour party must ditch Corbyn now

I might as well be arguing for universal peace or the second coming of Christ

By Nick Cohen

Europe

Boris bloodbath: Britain’s new PM is a weak man posing as a tough guy

He does not want to be loved. He wants to dominate and to command: he wants to be obeyed

By Nick Cohen

Europe

Everything about Boris Johnson is phony

Johnson believes in the advance of Johnson. That’s all there is

By Nick Cohen

Europe

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have been undone by Brexit

No country can survive without leaders who will, if only on occasion, level with their electorates

By Nick Cohen

The new Atlanticist extremists

Other people’s worries are no different from yours. Just as you worry about how to pay the bills, and wonder where you will be in five years, so do extremists. You give them an unwarranted respect if you imagine them to be solely motivated by their ‘ideals’ such as they are. Think instead about the […]

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