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

Social justice isn’t always just

The reaction of most accused men is to say nothing in the hope that the outrage caravan will move on

By Toby Young

Home

Quarantine with our new puppy will send me barking

The fact that her brain is the size of a pea makes her hard to train

By Toby Young

Internet

How far should we go to defend free speech?

The first days of the Free Speech Union

By Toby Young

Faith

Ganging up on Israel

To paraphrase Mark Antony in Julius Caesar, the evil that men tweet lives after them, while the good is oft interred with their bones

By Toby Young

Art

Why on earth did I volunteer to do stand-up?

There were two points when I couldn’t remember what came next and just plunged forward

By Toby Young

Art

Even the Oscars after-parties have lost their shine

Hollywood celebrities talk a big game in public, but in private they enjoy letting their hair down

By Toby Young

Climate doomsayers keep putting sell-by dates on their credibility

I do wish we would take them a smidgen less seriously when they turn out to be wrong — as they always do

By Toby Young

Education

So you’ve been canceled. Here’s how to fight back

Let’s make 2020 the year cancel culture gets canceled

By Toby Young

George Orwell would have been a Brexiteer

What Orwell would have disapproved of is the Maoist climate of intolerance sweeping through our institutions

By Toby Young

Education

2019 was not a good year for freedom of speech

Is everything rosy in the groves of academe?

By Toby Young

Art

I’ve found the perfect family film (eventually)

Getting everyone to agree on a film to watch is always tricky in the Young household

By Toby Young

Home

Christmas with my brother

Chris has been institutionalized since he was a teenager, either in hospitals or care homes

By Toby Young

Home

How could any woman fail to be won over by my new cinema room?

‘No, thanks,’ my wife said, ‘I prefer the television’

By Toby Young

Education

The real reason for college food fights

Scarcely a month passes without a food-related scandal causing uproar on campus

By Toby Young

Prince Andrew should have married someone like my wife

‘It’s as if alienating 99 percent of the country isn’t enough for you’

By Toby Young

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