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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.

Speeding along the highway in America’s coolest cars

June 4, 2018 6:20 pm

In a study of young people and cars, it is a shame that the key role of music is not more fully addressed.

Social conservatism is dead

May 31, 2018 8:01 pm

Pope Francis’ modus operandi is to leave the reporting of his views to third parties and then sit back and enjoy the storm.

In my illness and old age, children give me hope

May 31, 2018 7:27 pm

The War Horse author on how he got through his cancer treatment.

Morgan Freeman and the troubling direction of #MeToo

May 30, 2018 8:40 pm

The movement calls for a change in culture as impossible as it is counterproductive.

Sympathy for the devil: Doesn’t Harvey Weinstein deserve pity, too?

May 29, 2018 6:03 pm

His attitude to sex must have been warped by the superabundance of opportunity.

Ireland’s abortion referendum has been horrifically one-sided

May 24, 2018 7:04 pm

The debate has been characterised as a step into the 21st century – but the reality is far from it.

USC should fire its president – and every bureaucrat who could have stopped George Tyndall’s campaign of abuse

May 23, 2018 4:54 am

A gynaecologist at one of America’s top universities is in the midst of a sexual assault scandal. Now its students and faculty are demanding change.

This is monarchy for the Netflix generation

May 20, 2018 9:36 am

The less we hear about the Royal family, the better. With Meghan and Harry, this is exactly the reverse of what we’ll get.

Review: Let the Sunshine In

May 20, 2018 9:32 am

Here in the English-speaking world, the hours after work and before dinner are known as the ‘reverse commute’. We spend…

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How the British royal family became a very American obsession

May 18, 2018 12:16 am

The nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle show the depth of American royalism.

The stubborn old Hanoverians saw new Gunpowder Plots everywhere

May 17, 2018 7:26 pm

Even after Emancipation, anti-Catholic prejudice was entrenched in the monarchy, right up to the coronation of George V

Why do powerful men love to be spanked?

May 17, 2018 6:39 pm

Spanking is back in the news. Le vice anglais was meant to be a dying art — a vestige of…

Is prejudice against conservatives similar to racism? Kind of…

May 17, 2018 5:51 pm

Political ideology appears to function in the same way as race when it comes to marginalisation.

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Ben Shapiro, the child prodigy gone right

May 11, 2018 3:24 pm

A day with the host of the fastest growing conservative podcast, as he addresses his biggest ever student crowd

What Donald Trump can teach us about dealing with bullies

May 11, 2018 10:41 am

I’ve been watching with interest the way Donald Trump deals with ‘awkward’ folk. He doesn’t muck about, that much is…

Is Piers Morgan the only Catholic offended by the Met Gala?

May 9, 2018 12:24 pm

It will come as no surprise that something in the news has Piers Morgan deeply troubled. For the past two…

America’s winners are spiritually sick

May 7, 2018 10:03 pm

If Trump is rotten from the core, what the hell does that say about the popular culture we’ve all let flourish in the past few decades?

Review: Godard Mon Amour

April 29, 2018 10:53 am

It is now fifty years since the événements of May 1968, when young Parisians lobbed onobble stones at the police,…

The disturbing case of Alfie Evans shames Britain

April 26, 2018 7:45 am

There was never going to be a happy ending to the story of Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old boy treated at…

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None of my Harvard students thinks Brexit is a good idea

April 21, 2018 4:41 pm

When I asked my study group at Harvard’s Kennedy School whether Brexit was a good idea, not a single hand went up

The codes and codswallop surrounding Leonardo da Vinci

April 13, 2018 11:59 am

‘If you look at walls soiled with a variety of stains or at stones with variegated patterns,’ Leonardo da Vinci…

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…