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Toby Young is the co-author of What Every Parent Needs to Know and the co-founder of several free schools. In addition to being an associate editor of The Spectator, he is an associate editor of Quillette. Follow him on Twitter @toadmeister
It’s nonsense to say that critics ‘should consider whether, based on ethnicity and/or privilege, they are best positioned to interpret a story’
By Toby Young
I miss the drama of being a boozer — the feeling of self-loathing when you wake up with a hangover
The North American media is in a ‘purity spiral’
The rogue greyhound tried to prize Mali from my hands in a frenzy of blood lust
It’s called ‘diversity training’ but it might as well be called ‘how to speak woke-ish’
In the past, I found listening to a novel less satisfactory than reading it — but Bernard Cornwell has changed that
Shuttling between world cities will be a luxury of the super-rich, just as it was before the Swinging Sixties
To be seen as a moral exemplar by your children is a gold standard that most of us fail to live up to
The instructions are supposed to be idiot-proof, but the company didn’t envisage anyone as incompetent as me
It’s almost certain that if Karel and his family had remained in Prague, they would have died in the camps
I’m falling out with my friend over the election fraud nonsense
When the children are fighting, I just slip out of the back door clutching a bottle of wine
For lazy journalists, Wikipedia is the only thing they read when ‘researching’ an article. And why not?
The reality is that conspiracy theories are now more ubiquitous on the left than they are on the right
The three scientists who created it aren’t outliers or cranks, but professors at Oxford, Harvard and Stanford
Journalism is pure madness
At last, a Jordan Peterson vs. feminist debate that isn’t an absolute bloodbath
The new upper-class signifier
The death of Mid-Atlantic Man
Am I a cuck?
Why can’t we talk about the Great Barrington Declaration?
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