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The radical history of The Spectator

April 26, 2020 10:57 am

Once again, The Spectator was putting principle before both party and profit

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Dedicated to literature

April 25, 2020 12:46 pm

After Fault Lines, his acclaimed family history, David Pryce-Jones has written another kind of autobiography: Signatures, the memoirs of a bibliophile


The Spectator’s love affair with satire

April 23, 2020 12:22 pm

No one is safe from the scalpel — not even the magazine itself

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Why do Americans and Brits write about alcohol so differently?

October 9, 2019 12:31 pm

American drink writing tends to be self-flagellating: the recovering alcoholic’s remembrance of sins past