Columnists

dominic raab

Who is Dominic Raab?

April 6, 2020 4:27 pm

A karate black-belt and former Foreign Office lawyer working to prosecute war criminals is deputizing for Boris Johnson

trump corona

What happens if Trump gets the coronavirus?

April 6, 2020 12:16 pm

The Republican machine could quickly reassert itself

hospital

Can Boris run Britain from his hospital bed?

April 6, 2020 9:55 am

The British PM is good at delegating and trusting his appointees to get on with the job he’s given them

joe biden

How delaying the DNC helps Biden

April 2, 2020 6:01 pm

The original mid-July date simply allowed too much time to elapse between the Democratic and Republican conventions

imperiled

The longer lockdown continues, the more imperiled we become

April 2, 2020 12:21 pm

A broke society is a violent society

war

Don’t let anyone tell you there’s a war on

April 2, 2020 1:06 am

A grown-up citizenry does not confuse intelligent questioning with unpatriotic breaking of the ranks

hens

The oddest thing people are stockpiling? Hens

April 2, 2020 12:25 am

They are so overjoyed by first light that they make an infernal noise — even if you don’t have a cockerel

meghan markle

Meghan Markle’s white privilege

April 1, 2020 12:14 pm

Elephant demands that we pity the weakness of the most powerful

mothers

Let’s applaud mothers — the real key workers

March 29, 2020 2:28 pm

My wife has, unlike me, risen magnificently to the challenge posed by the coronavirus

tucker carlson

Tucker Carlson: ‘We aren’t very good at talking about death’

March 27, 2020 4:58 pm

The Fox News host on the media, Trump, Biden and the theological implications of the current crisis

armageddon

King Solomon’s lost city will remain lost forever

March 26, 2020 6:34 pm

Digging Up Armageddon: The Search for the Lost City of Solomon by Eric Cline reviewed

purpose

In this strange new world, where do we find purpose?

March 26, 2020 3:14 pm

There is a risk that this virus will become something that absorbs all of our time, thoughts and energies

donald trump easter

Donald Trump’s wishful Easter deadline is a trap for Democrats

March 25, 2020 11:28 am

Unlike the economy, he isn’t too big to fail

stimulus

Are you feeling stimulated?

March 25, 2020 11:06 am

Perhaps you shouldn’t be

democrats

The Democrats just made a huge mistake

March 23, 2020 3:55 pm

They are exploiting a national emergency for the grubbiest of partisan motives

benny golson

Tenor badness

March 22, 2020 5:01 pm

Benny Golson, last legend of bebop

banjo

Finger pickin’ good

March 21, 2020 1:39 pm

Banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck has reinvented his instrument and retraced its roots

spectator

Why you should subscribe to The Spectator

March 21, 2020 11:59 am

A letter from US editor Freddy Gray

Joe Biden

Coronavirus keeps the spotlight on Trump and away from Joe Biden

March 20, 2020 3:17 pm

The less the latter appears in public, the more popular he will become

donald trump recovery

After the coronavirus, who wins the recovery?

March 20, 2020 8:17 am

The pandemic will recede, and so will the panic it has touched off — though bad policy precedents will stick around

woody

Why Hachette were wrong to drop Woody Allen’s memoir

March 19, 2020 4:07 pm

Publishing is now a bottom-up, populist industry in which an army of 12-year-old editorial assistants enjoy a veto over the catalog

lisa nandy

Brexit, Boris and the battle to be Labour leader: Lisa Nandy interviewed

March 19, 2020 8:51 am

Will the Wigan MP be the one to change the opposition party?

thucydides

The coronavirus is springing the Thucydides trap

March 17, 2020 5:34 pm

War isn’t inevitable, until it is

panic

Panic among the pigeons

March 17, 2020 2:32 pm

Moral intoxication, like the physical variety, is regularly followed by a hangover