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hugging china

Hugging China hasn’t done Britain any favors

May 7, 2020 8:02 pm

It isn’t healthy to be told that you’re chewing gum on the sole of another country’s shoes

bookshelves

The politics of bookshelves

May 7, 2020 4:40 pm

You can’t say that, you can’t read that, you can’t think that — a mantra which closes down discussion

george conway nevertrumpers

If the NeverTrumpers are so insignificant, why is Trump so fixated on them?

May 5, 2020 5:07 pm

They’ll be waiting for you on the dark side of the Moonface

lockdown

Lockdown is over. Someone tell the government

May 5, 2020 1:31 pm

Americans want to do whatever they feel like doing: what else are natural rights for?

lockdowns derangement lockdown

Corona Derangement Syndrome

May 5, 2020 12:20 pm

The virus has driven everyone mad

hamburger

Land of empty

May 5, 2020 6:34 am

Can Donald Trump survive in an America where you can’t order a hamburger?

michael flynn

The shameful smearing of Michael Flynn

May 1, 2020 2:59 pm

Why, if the FBI had concluded that Flynn was not guilty of collusion with the Russian, were two agents sent to lure him into a perjury trap?

unorthodox

Unorthodox is superbly convincing

April 30, 2020 7:06 pm

The marital relations adviser provides a packet of dildos arranged, like spanners, in ascending size order

certainty

We crave certainty over COVID-19. There isn’t any

April 30, 2020 3:08 pm

There is no scientific truth to COVID-19, as yet — and perhaps never will be

eyam

Lessons from Eyam, the plague village that isolated from the world

April 30, 2020 2:57 pm

Estimates of mortality range between a third and two-thirds of all the inhabitants

testing

Should we be testing everyone in Britain?

April 30, 2020 12:00 am

Only the infectious would have to be kept at home

joel gott cabernet sauvignon

Wine is for lovers: mein Gott and yours

April 29, 2020 4:41 pm

I have some good advice about some things you might want to drink after you have gathered with one or two appropriate friends

bill de blasio

Bill de Blasio isn’t an anti-Semite but…

April 29, 2020 3:08 pm

...he is an idiot

connected lockdown heads covid-19

Heads in the cloud

April 27, 2020 12:57 pm

Life in the age of COVID-19 is connected but unconnected

calasso

Making a killing

April 25, 2020 12:25 pm

The Celestial Hunter by Roberto Calasso reviewed

mr spectator 10,000th

How to buy The Spectator’s 10,000th UK edition in the US

April 24, 2020 12:12 pm

The key to our longevity is that The Spectator is unique; it dares to be different

salman rushdie

The wisdom of Salman

April 24, 2020 12:08 pm

Rushdie on fathers, fictions and fatwas

disinfectant

No, you aren’t meant to take Trump’s medical insights literally or seriously

April 24, 2020 9:20 am

The media will be scouring the land for Trump fans injecting disinfectant

joe biden lockdown

Why Joe Biden’s America loves a lockdown

April 24, 2020 7:24 am

The divide between the professional and servant classes has never been more stark

churchill face mask

Would Churchill have worn a face mask?

April 23, 2020 3:59 pm

There is something smug and averse about people in masks — but better smug and averse than dead, I suppose

political agony

The difficult balance of public vs political agony

April 23, 2020 3:18 pm

Along comes a crisis that offers a Conservative government a historic chance to show that they care

hacks

I love my fellow hacks – even when I disagree with them

April 23, 2020 2:55 pm

As I grow older I am gladder and gladder for people who keep firing off in style, whatever the incoming flack

fake problems

Real problems erase fake ones

April 23, 2020 2:38 pm

Should unemployment skyrocket in the US, the fracas over Confederate monuments will evaporate

clarity getting coronavirus

Getting coronavirus does not bring clarity

April 23, 2020 2:01 pm

There’s been much talk of the spirit of the Blitz, but there’s something of the spirit of East Berlin, too

netanyahu

Netanyahu’s wages of winning

April 21, 2020 11:24 am

The 14-page ‘coalition agreement’ sounds less like Gantz’s roadmap to power and more like a political suicide note, written for him by Netanyahu