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Mass immigration has destroyed hopes of a borderless society

June 28, 2018 4:41 pm

Those who denounced as crazy Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall did not appreciate how popular such a policy would be, nor how common.

The spying game: when has espionage changed the course of history?

June 28, 2018 4:33 pm

Andrew’s story is full of intriguing facts and pleasing anecdotes. But he does not quite engage with the broader questions he himself raises.

Has Tibet finally lost out to China?

June 28, 2018 4:29 pm

Religion remains at the heart of Beijing’s determination to subdue and transform Tibet.

Today’s protests in Iran suggest revolution is brewing

June 25, 2018 10:32 pm

Anyone who supports the struggle for freedom should find the sounds and images coming from Tehran thrilling.

What are the odds of Trump going to jail?

June 25, 2018 6:07 pm

Runners and riders for Mueller’s next arrest.

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…

The diversity trap

June 22, 2018 1:34 pm

Quotas mean discrimination. Britain must learn from Americas mistake.

What does the British government know about Trump and Russia?

June 21, 2018 2:44 pm

A British Member of Parliament thinks that the government has not always done all it can to assist the Mueller inquiry into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia.

The #MeToo movement is making sex great again

June 21, 2018 1:50 pm

Yes, many of the new rules of engagement for sex are silly and excessive — but so are the freedoms offered by enlightened liberal orthodoxies

Will the next American officer to preside over Afghanistan bring an end to the war? Don’t count on it

June 21, 2018 1:44 pm

General Miller’s vision, to the extent that he has one, reduces to a single word: Persist.

I don’t want to keep pushing the Francis-Trump analogy. But the Pope makes it tough to resist the temptation

June 20, 2018 9:08 pm

In an interview with Reuters, the supreme pontiff uses Trumpian rhetoric to criticize the migrant children scandal.

The club sandwich: three slices of white supremacy?

June 20, 2018 3:35 pm

Is ‘the perfect American food’ soaked in imperialism and all-male white chumminess?

The Global Anglican crack up

June 19, 2018 4:59 pm

The provinces of the Anglican Communion today have little in common beyond a historical connection to the Church of England.

On Germany, Trump is right about big picture, wrong on detail

June 19, 2018 11:33 am

Time was, a US President wouldn’t dream of criticising the government of one of its Nato allies in public –…

The Royals are Deplorables

June 18, 2018 6:40 pm

Is Prince Harry a Trumpist, as his father-in-law insinuates?

How much are social justice warriors costing their colleges?

June 18, 2018 5:28 pm

It has become abundantly clear in recent years that becoming a Social Justice Warrior (SJW) is bad for your health.…

Why we need a big Trump-Putin summit

June 17, 2018 2:52 pm

Writing in his space last week, Jacob Heilbrunn quipped that President Donald Trump’s summit in Singapore with North Korea’s Kim…

Welcome to Scripps College – a place of campus craziness

June 16, 2018 11:30 am

What sort of college sanctions a pool party from which white students are banned, and which welcomes members of the…

Trump vs Nato: the trade war is becoming a security crisis

June 14, 2018 5:55 pm

For Theresa May, the most worrying part of Donald Trump’s talks with Kim Jong-un came two days before the two…

Ignore the Trump haters: his meeting with Kim Jong-un is a victory for peace

June 12, 2018 10:30 am

You can tell when Donald Trump has just achieved something: he starts being strangely amiable, and his critics start frothing…

Trump is right: G7 food markets are deeply protectionist

June 11, 2018 1:58 pm

In Donald Trump’s dealings with Kim Jong-un it is possible to decipher a strategy of creative destruction: stir things up,…

The spectacular silliness of international summits

June 11, 2018 8:02 am

What purpose do international summits serve? It’s a question well worth asking, in light of the just-concluded G7 gathering and…

Why is the media desperate to make out Ambassador Richard Grenell is a full-blown fascist?

June 10, 2018 2:36 pm

The American Ambassador to Germany has been making news. His appointment as America’s representative in Berlin came at exactly the…

Maybe Trump can sign a free-trade pact with Russia and North Korea to replace Europe, Mexico and Canada

June 9, 2018 9:46 am

Well, well, well. So Melania had a “big operation” that lasted four hours, did she? President Trump revealed this little…

Putin says he’s making Russia great again. In reality, it’s crumbling

June 7, 2018 12:35 pm

This is Putin’s time. Next week, the Fifa World Cup kicks off in Moscow, and the Kremlin has spared no…