Toby Young

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

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The death of Mid-Atlantic Man

Shuttling between world cities will be a luxury of the super-rich, just as it was before the Swinging Sixties

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Farewell to my dear friend Richard, the very best of us

To be seen as a moral exemplar by your children is a gold standard that most of us fail to live up to

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Meal kits are a recipe for mayhem

The instructions are supposed to be idiot-proof, but the company didn’t envisage anyone as incompetent as me

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The unlikely Schindler who saved my wife’s family

It’s almost certain that if Karel and his family had remained in Prague, they would have died in the camps

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Am I a cuck?

I’m falling out with my friend over the election fraud nonsense

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My kids think my move into the garden shed means divorce

When the children are fighting, I just slip out of the back door clutching a bottle of wine

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There’s nothing neutral about Wikipedia

For lazy journalists, Wikipedia is the only thing they read when ‘researching’ an article. And why not?

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The paranoid style in left-wing politics

The reality is that conspiracy theories are now more ubiquitous on the left than they are on the right

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Why can’t we talk about the Great Barrington Declaration?

The three scientists who created it aren’t outliers or cranks, but professors at Oxford, Harvard and Stanford

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Education

Being a do-gooder did me no good at all

People who throw themselves into good works are actually esteemed less than scurrilous hacks

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Politics

Make America Normal Again

Trump should double down on his COVID skepticism, just as Lukashenko did

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I’ve started a dating site for lockdown skeptics

The idea is that if you’re a COVID realist you don’t want to go out with a hysteric who frets about a ‘second wave

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How to get into a club and onto a plane

‘OK, Charlie, put your mask on,’ I whispered. ‘And whatever you do, don’t sneeze’

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We’re all thought criminals now

If someone is accused of being racist or transphobic they are rarely given a chance to defend themselves

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How did I end up in Epstein’s little black book?

If Ghislaine had offered me a lift on Epstein’s private jet in the mid-1990s, I would have accepted

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