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Is Peaky Blinders past its peak?

This article is in The Spectator’s inaugural US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. Peaky Blinders would have you believe it’s the best…

Elizabeth Warren emerges from fourth debate bruised not battered

How do you know Elizabeth Warren is the Democratic front-runner? Well, the polls give you a clue. But the more…

Pax Russica: as Trump abandons Syria’s Kurds, Russia is ready to expand its empire

While American troops were hurriedly leaving north-eastern Syria, a young female Kurdish politician called Hervin Khalaf was pulled from her…

Romney Republicanism could never win

This article is in The Spectator’s inaugural US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. As Donald Trump strides toward his fourth year in…

Harold Bloom, the Falstaff of lit crit

In a time when literature is held to be futile, it is cheering that some literary values persist. One of…

John Bolton, avenger

President Trump may be pulling out of Syria, but it’s bombs away in Washington. John Bolton’s likening Rudy Giuliani to…

Would UBI actually work in America?

It seems like the perfect socialist ideal: massive unemployment, inequality in income and jobs along with growing class divisions can…

My ride with Rudy

The Democrats’ impeachment inquiry has raised many questions. Did President Trump withhold military aid to Ukraine because he wanted the…

The Dems take a swig from The Pickwick Papers

I am not thinking of that scene at the beginning of Dickens’s novel where Mr Blotton says he regards Mr…

An open letter to the Democratic party

This article is in The Spectator’s inaugural US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. Dear Democrats, I’m mad at you. I was raised…

2020 Democrats shapeshift into moderates in Ohio

Tuesday night’s presidential debates reminded Americans of the opposition party’s greatest superpower, shapeshifting, as the candidates we’ve come to know…

Trump’s massive shadow cabinet

If President Trump secures re-election next fall — a prospect growing less likely by the day — it won’t be…

Do Jewish lives matter to Bill de Blasio?

Jews being hit with rocks. Jews being chased down and punched. Jews being beaten with belts. Jews being stabbed on…

Why are Americans afraid to grow up?

My parents didn’t care if I had extracurricular enrichment and free play. They sent me outside after Saturday chores and…

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