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The truth about Charles, Prince of Wales – and Larry Kudlow

March 28, 2018 11:12 pm

At dinner the other night a friend wondered what came first, social climbing or name-dropping? It’s obviously a very silly…

The vlogging fantasy that bewitches children

March 24, 2018 10:24 pm

My friend’s ten-year-old daughter has a new hobby. Like many of her school pals, she hopes to become a video…

Big data wants your vote

March 24, 2018 8:48 am

From the outside it all looked haphazard and frenzied. A campaign that was skidding from scandal to crisis on its…

From persecutor to preacher: the journey of St Paul

March 22, 2018 3:56 pm

Saint Paul is unique among those who have changed the course of history — responsible not just for one but…

How Stephen Hawking moved me to tears

March 14, 2018 7:49 am

Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. Here, Kate Chisholm describes listening to the Cambridge professor deliver the…

My date with Steve Bannon

March 8, 2018 12:00 pm

Gstaad The muffled sound of falling snow is ever-present. It makes the dreary beautiful and turns the bleak into magic.…

Meghan Marxist!

March 5, 2018 2:30 pm

The wedding of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry has no precedent in the history of the Royal family. How will…

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Steven Pinker: my advice to the new president of Harvard

February 22, 2018 2:59 pm

Universities are becoming laughing stocks of intolerance, with non-leftist speakers drowned out by jeering mobs

Billy Graham by John Betjeman

February 21, 2018 4:22 pm

Billy Graham, the American evangelist, has died at the age of 99. Here John Betjeman recounts his experience of attending…

Where is Norman Mailer when you need him?

February 14, 2018 12:26 pm

There’s fear and loathing out there and a whole new moral climate with new rules

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Ikea’s real genius is making furniture disposable

February 14, 2018 12:06 pm

We love it when things fall apart. It's an excuse to go shopping

Sharia law and the relative mercies of French justice

February 14, 2018 11:55 am

For many years, the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Tariq Ramadan, has been one of my closest…

Michael Moorcock: Why banning opioids has been a disaster for me

February 14, 2018 11:35 am

Also: We’re seeing the emergence of officious little Trumps who feel free to express their petty prejudices

Meghan Markle and the return of American Anglophilia

January 23, 2018 11:54 pm

Prince Harry’s imminent wedding to Meghan Markle will reinvigorate the dying special relationship between Britain and America. It is a…

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In praise of French women

January 23, 2018 11:53 pm

I spent the better part of two sunny days indoors writing about authenticity for a Greek magazine, a strange subject…

Richard Nixon in September 1968

Encounters with eight presidents

January 23, 2018 3:15 pm

I feel a bit of a fraud writing about the ‘presidents I knew’, since journalists do not really get to…

Despite everything, America is beautiful — especially at West Point

November 18, 2017 9:00 am

What is left to say after the church shooting in the Home of the Depraved? Those killed in Texas included…

I like Donald Trump — but don’t tell anyone

September 2, 2017 9:00 am

I arrived for lunch a bit late and was led to the dining table. Our hostess disappeared back into the…