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The Spectator, a British grocery store and cancel culture — a cautionary tale

September 24, 2020 4:13 pm

Companies wisely stay out of party political battles, so why enter the culture wars and disparage a chunk of your customers?

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Why you should subscribe to The Spectator

June 23, 2020 1:51 pm

Not just because it’s 50 percent off

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The Spectator, war and slavery: a note on our history

June 8, 2020 11:46 am

Yes, many publications do go on a journey — ours has been pretty steadfast

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New York Times makes The Spectator part of the story

June 4, 2020 5:58 pm

Yet they failed to mention the magazine’s new US edition...

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The Spectator’s proud history of standing up for Hong Kong

June 4, 2020 11:23 am

Even in 1989, when communist China was much poorer and less powerful than today, lots of businessmen were overanxious not to displease it

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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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From Middlemarch to Mickey Mouse: a short history of The Spectator’s books and arts pages

April 24, 2020 5:39 pm

The magazine has spent 10,000 issues identifying the dominant cultural phenomena of the day and being difficult about them

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How The Spectator discovered Helen Mirren

April 24, 2020 5:37 pm

From Enoch Powell to Danny La Rue: Hilary Spurling remembers how she was given free rein when she took over the arts and books pages in the 1960s

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How Graham Greene earned The Spectator a place in cinematic history

April 24, 2020 3:21 pm

The 400 film reviews he wrote for the magazine are full of sparkling observation

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How to buy The Spectator’s 10,000th UK edition in the US

April 24, 2020 12:12 pm

The key to our longevity is that The Spectator is unique; it dares to be different

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If you really want to lose friends, start a magazine

April 23, 2020 5:23 pm

Julie said if she ever saw me in the Groucho Club again, she’d stab me with her nail file

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Vodka, kaolin and morphine: my welcome drinks at The Spectator offices

April 23, 2020 5:09 pm

After I’d partaken of this cocktail with Mary Wakefield, I had my first encounter with a speechless Boris Johnson

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Writing my High Life column made a man of me

April 23, 2020 4:59 pm

It anchored me and gave my playboy life a sense of purpose

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I love my fellow hacks – even when I disagree with them

April 23, 2020 2:55 pm

As I grow older I am gladder and gladder for people who keep firing off in style, whatever the incoming flack

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The secrets of The Spectator’s success

April 23, 2020 1:36 pm

It is striking to find the Spectator writers who later became famous

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Sugared with wit: How ‘Mr Spectator’ came to life

April 23, 2020 12:11 pm

He was the ideal role model for a newly urban and commercial society

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Ad infinitum: 200 years of Spectator advertisements show how little changes

April 23, 2020 11:55 am

Advertising, like tabloid journalism, is as eternally relevant as the works of Shakespeare

Why you should subscribe to The Spectator

March 21, 2020 11:59 am

A letter from US editor Freddy Gray

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Amber Athey joins as The Spectator’s Washington editor

January 29, 2020 3:32 pm

She is a highly talented and accomplished young journalist and a very gifted writer

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Facebook now jails me for sharing my own Spectator columns

January 14, 2020 4:12 pm

Some faceless millennial nerd is policing how my people address each other online, which is exactly how we speak in real life

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How do you make the most ‘quintessentially English’ magazine work in the US?

November 11, 2019 12:51 pm

Launches and liquid lunches in New York and Washington

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The differences between British and American readers

October 20, 2019 5:08 pm

The New York Times is the media institution that plays the most destructive role in American life

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The British have come! Inside the Spectator NYC launch

October 2, 2019 2:32 pm

Chairman Andrew Neil toasted the new magazine’s success and affirmed the publication’s commitment to the values of small ‘l’ liberalism

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Good morning, America

September 17, 2019 11:18 am

We dare to believe that we offer something that is lacking in journalism on both sides of the Atlantic

The Spectator’s first US edition is coming!

September 11, 2019 11:44 am

Subscribe early for the best possible deal