Life

The trouble with designating ‘incels’ a terror threat

January 21, 2020 8:22 pm

The last thing we need is another buzzword to vilify those we disagree with

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Why did the New York Times minimize the Bosnian genocide?

January 21, 2020 6:04 pm

New York Times author denounces New York Times for publicizing her book

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Nobody is woke

January 21, 2020 1:25 pm

At one level, wokeness exists only so that journalists like me and social media warriors on the center or right can fight it

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Laurence Fox made me go into hiding

January 21, 2020 10:56 am

I called the FBI but so far they have not called me back

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How to have the perfect phone call

January 21, 2020 9:22 am

Time of day is important

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In Apprentice-Style Special, New York Times Endorses Trump for President

January 20, 2020 4:15 pm

The not-so-dirty not-so-secret is the Times and the rest of opposition media not only love Donald Trump — they need him

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The mythic rise of the celebrity dissident

January 20, 2020 1:57 pm

The public dissent of some stars is not really the sign of a backlash against bad ideas

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Nobody cares who The New York Times endorses…

January 20, 2020 9:41 am

...apart from those of us who find the paper’s pomposity irritating

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Can Harry handle hard Megxit?

January 18, 2020 8:41 pm

Freedom’s just another word for having a lot to lose

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The Queen tells Harry: out means out

January 18, 2020 4:14 pm

As things stand, there’s no reason why this Megxit deal should not work

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What have you changed your mind on?

January 18, 2020 12:53 pm

A Spectator survey

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Bad feeling: why we need to defend freedom of reaction

January 17, 2020 2:21 pm

People react differently to different things, and hooray for that

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Show off and tell: the sad death of inconspicuous consumption

January 17, 2020 2:07 pm

While I was in Manhattan I was dropped by my New Yorker girlfriend for not being rich enough

cars

The cars of the future

January 17, 2020 11:51 am

For those of us who enjoy a more leisurely driving experience, the future shines bright

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A Godfrey New Year

January 17, 2020 11:28 am

All I had to do was give myself a colonic with a turkey baster and a sachet of organic miso soup, and I was ready to embark on my metaphysical quest

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Bill Barr and the ersatz Papal Octopus

January 17, 2020 9:44 am

Anti-Catholicism is back in the American mainstream

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My evening with the Bernie Bros

January 16, 2020 3:10 pm

‘What motivates you?’ I asked one man. ‘Bitterness,’ he said, without a pause

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The problem with switching gender in prison

January 16, 2020 2:50 pm

Delusions should not be codified into law and become a reason to put women in danger

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In Britain, we want one thing from our royals: patriotism

January 16, 2020 1:10 pm

The working-class north resents their hard-earned money being spent on the royals only when the royals don’t keep up their side of the bargain

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I spent Christmas Day helping the homeless – and I was bored out of my mind

January 16, 2020 12:21 pm

I made the mistake of assuming that I would be greeted with beaming faces of gratitude

2010s

The people’s decade: how will history come to define the 2010s?

January 16, 2020 12:11 pm

The past 10 years may be depicted as a tale of two Etonians: David Cameron and Boris Johnson

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Warring Windsors: the real royal conflict is between Charles and his sons

January 16, 2020 12:01 pm

What looked like a peace summit at Sandringham was, in fact, an escalation of the feud

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TikTok is the world’s fastest-growing — and goofiest — digital platform, but should we fear it?

January 16, 2020 11:52 am

The Chinese video app, which has more users than Snapchat and Twitter combined, is underpinned by some of the most sophisticated AI in the world

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Is slimming down the monarchy the only way to save it?

January 16, 2020 9:55 am

A tight-knit team would be easier to keep in check — but downsizing has its downsides

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‘A perfect knight’: Remembering Roger Scruton

January 16, 2020 8:59 am

Tributes from William Shawcross, Daniel Hannan, Jonathan Aitken, David Matthews and more