Lionel Shriver

self-haters

We’re all self-haters now

April 25, 2019 3:57 pm

As an American coming of age at the butt of the 1960s, I celebrated self-loathing

remain

Imagine the uproar if Remain had won, but MPs then made Britain leave

March 28, 2019 1:32 pm

Throughout this three-year circus, a favorite Europhilic weapon of choice has been sheer bafflement

IRA parachute regiment

If you forgive the IRA, then you must forgive the Parachute Regiment too

March 14, 2019 10:45 am

The hardest part to swallow of the Good Friday Agreement was the release of paramilitary prisoners

n-word

Why I hate ‘the N-word’

February 28, 2019 4:33 am

The pretense is that you’re not saying it, when of course you are

forgiveness

Without forgiveness, we’re all doomed

February 14, 2019 10:36 am

Contemporary sensibilities are applied to behavior in an earlier era, when it was regarded rather differently

irish militants

Why is Britain letting itself be held to ransom by has-been Irish militants?

January 31, 2019 9:34 am

For the fifth-largest economy in the world to design its whole trade policy around the appeasement of this delusional riffraff beggars belief

authors moral

Why do authors have to be ‘moral’? Because their publishing contracts tell them so

January 17, 2019 11:21 am

My compulsion to rub strangers up the wrong way in a political sense grows only more enticing

france

Why flee France?

January 3, 2019 7:16 am

Among starry-eyed migrants, Britain’s reputation for soft-touch social policy could be exaggerated

racial blending

Will racial blending undermine identity politics? Let’s hope so

December 6, 2018 11:28 am

It’s not only right-wing reprobates who recoil from demographic changes

jazz

Jazz is dominated by men. So what?

November 22, 2018 8:29 am

The Europe Jazz Network conference is trying to impose gender-balance and reduce the dominance of male instrumentalists. What a waste of time.

trump is right base

Trump is right about many things, which is why he must be stopped

November 8, 2018 1:32 pm

Liberals and conservatives alike have every reason to jelly this President in an immobilizing aspic

migrants migrant caravan honduras

The migrant caravan isn’t an issue of good and evil. It’s about self-interest

October 24, 2018 11:50 am

Americans have no more of a moral right to dry homes and safe streets than those Hondurans do

christine blasey ford

Christine Blasey Ford is a poor role model for young women

October 11, 2018 6:04 am

The deferent and visibly fragile academic with a high, mousy voice makes a lousy feminist role model

#MeToo John Hockenberry

Men should be mad about #MeToo

September 26, 2018 9:48 am

It’s not only women who don’t have penises

caitlyn jenner transgenderism trans activist

It’s not transphobic to question transgenderism

September 13, 2018 8:06 am

Why has any expression of measured concern about the trans phenomenon become so impossible?

antifa snowflakes millennials

Millennials aren’t taking offence. They’re hunting for victims

August 30, 2018 8:11 am

The noble defence of an infinitely multiplying list of ‘marginalised groups’ is a predatory movement

identity politics

Identity politics are – by definition – racist

August 16, 2018 1:15 pm

The movement insists that what we are is more important than who we are

No apology is ever enough for the digital mob

August 2, 2018 9:30 am

The most sorry person this week? American poet Anders Carlson-Wee.

A reply to my critics: Don’t fight racism with racism

June 22, 2018 1:39 pm

Dear 2016 WriteNow mentees, Thanks so much for your open letter to me. It seems only good manners for me…

When diversity means uniformity

June 10, 2018 1:10 pm

I’d been suffering under the misguided illusion that the purpose of mainstream publishers like Penguin Random House was to sell…

I like a fight too much. That’s why I’ll never go on social media

May 24, 2018 6:19 pm

Twitter outrage about a few sectarian mugs has left Lionel Shriver glad to be in her fantasy world offline

Why catastrophising is my idea of a good time

April 17, 2018 3:16 pm

When, on a test of general knowledge, the highly educated score far worse than chimpanzees, university degrees may be overrated…

Why catastrophising is my idea of a good time

April 13, 2018 11:56 am

When, on a test of general knowledge, the highly educated score far worse than chimpanzees, university degrees may be overrated…

Can you prove you’re not a racist?

April 1, 2018 6:11 pm

These days throwing insults often just means ‘I disagree with you’

The all give and no take of US taxes

March 2, 2018 11:00 am

Last week, the New York Times ran a very un-New-York-Times-y article, ‘Resentment Grows Over Who Gets Health Care Aid’. It…